Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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Federal Consulting 101: Fundamental Skills and Capabilities for Independent Evaluation Consultants and Small Business Owners

Session Number: 1286
Track: Independent Consulting
Session Type: Skill-Building Workshop
Tags: government evaluation, independent consulting
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Moira S. Rivera, Dr. [Senior Evaluation Associate - Contracting Resources Group]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Dina Dipalo [President, CEO - Contracting Resources Group, Inc.]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Mario Flores
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Rasha Mariam El-Beshti [Program Evaluator - Contracting Resources Group, Inc. ]
Time: Nov 09, 2017 (01:15 PM - 02:00 PM)
Room: Delaware B

Other Authors: Emilie Menefee, Katey Grogan
Theme: Learning to Enhance Evaluation
Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

According to USASpending.gov, 2.9 billion dollars were spent on Program Evaluation in FY2016. While there is opportunity for evaluators interested in consulting for the Federal Government, navigating the Federal procurement process can be overwhelming, requires a specific skill-set, and there are few resources available to support independent evaluators and small businesses interested in the Federal sector. This skill-building workshop will help participants build foundational skills and infrastructure necessary to pursue Federal work. First, we will provide general tips for working with the Federal government. Then, participants will select one of two interactive break-out sessions: (1) Participants with limited experience with the Government will create a 1-page capabilities statement, learn how to search FedBizOpps, and register with the System for Awards Management, (2) participants with Federal experience will participate in a question and answer session with Subject Matter Experts with over 14 years of experience working with the Federal government.



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Cancellation Policy: Refunds less a $50 fee will be granted for requests received in writing prior to 11:59 PM EDT October 16, 2017. Email cancellation requests to registration@eval.org. Fax request to (202) 367-2173. All refunds are processed after the meeting. After October 16, 2017 all sales are final. For Evaluation 2017, international attendees and presenters who encounter complications due to the international travel environment will have up to 30 days after the event to request a refund and submit appropriate documentation. No administrative fee will apply for the international requests. The $50 fee will be waived for registrants who planned to travel into the US and experienced international travel issues.