CERTIFIED CONTRACTING SOLUTIONS, LLC PARTICIPATES IN NCMA WORLD CONGRESS

Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC participated in the latest National Contract Management Association World Congress in Long Beach, CA, from July 19th to the 24th.

“The NCMA World Congress is the primier event for the organization and is held every two years,” said Tom Reid, Chief Problem Solver for the company. “We were pleased to have participated in this outstanding event both as an exhibitor and a volunteer.” Click here for the NCMA home page. Mr. Reid is presently the President of the Denver NCMA chapter which has over 400 members.

CCS is designed to help companies break into the government market and then manage their contract in accordance with all of the many unique provisions that such contracts contain. For more experienced government contractors, CSC provides outsourced contract management services. The next NCMA World Congress will be in 2004 in Orlando, Florida.

CCS provides contract management and proposal preparation services to government contractors and guidance for companies that want to do business with the government.

CERTIFIED CONTRACTING SOLUTIONS, LLC CHIEF PROBLEM SOLVER ASSUMES PRESIDENCY OF DENVER NCMA

Thomas Reid, of Superior and Chief Problem Solver for Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC assumed the Presidency of the Denver Chapter of the national Contract Management Association. This natural succession follows his year as President Elect.

“Denver is a key area for Government contractors,” said Tom Reid. The Denver Chapter of NCMA has over 400 members and is the largest chapter in the South Central Region. The National organization has approximately 22,000 members worldwide. NCMA is the certifying body for te Certified Professional Contracts Manager, a certification held by Mr. Reid. Click here for the NCMA home page.

“At CCS, we specalize in providing certified individuals to our clients,” offered Reid. “NCMA provides the support and validation of that credential. Giving back to NCMA is an important part of the professionalism of our workforce.” CCS provides specialized training to its employees and support in obtaining the CPCM credential.

CCS provides contract management and proposal preparation services to the government and its contractors, and guidance for companies that want to do business with the government.

CERTIFIED CONTRACTING SOLUTIONS, LLC SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH AVAYA

Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC announced in Denver today that it had executed a definitive agreement with AVAYA, Inc. to provide training to its worldwide network of contracting professionals.

“Avaya is a major player in the telecommunications market and emphasizes cutting edge technologies,” said Tom Reid, Chief Problem Solver for the company. “We are very pleased that they have selected CCS to provide this critical training.” The agreement requires a formal training session to be held in New Jersey early in December and a series of follow-up sessions to be conducted via AVAYA’s teleconferencing network.

CCS provides contract management, proposal preparation, and training services to government contractors and guidance for companies that want to do business with the government.
Avaya designs, builds, and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune® 500. Avaya is the worldwide leader in unified messaging, messaging systems, call centers and structured cabling systems.

CERTIFIED CONTRACTING SOLUTIONS, LLC CHIEF PROBLEM SOLVER ELECTED NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT FOR NCMA SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC, Chief Problem Solver Tom Reid was notified today that he had been elected as the National Vice President-Elect for the South Central Region of the National Contract Management Association. Reid is just completing a term as President of the Denver Chapter of NCMA.

“This is quite an honor,” said Reid. NCMA has approximately 20,000 members worldwide and is divided into eight regions in order to provide quality services to its nearly 150 chapters. NCMA is the certifying body for the Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), a certification held by Mr. Reid.

“At CCS, we specialize in providing certified individuals to our clients,” offered Reid. “NCMA provides the support and validation of that credential. Giving back to NCMA is an important part of the professionalism of our workforce.” CCS provides specialized training to its employees and support in obtaining the CPCM credential. Reid will serve in the “elect” capacity until the 2004-2005 program year when he will become the National Vice President for the South Central Region. The NCMA program year begins July 1.

CCS provides contract management, training, and proposal preparation services to the government and its contractors, and guidance for companies that want to do business with the government.

CERTIFIED CONTRACTING SOLUTIONS, LLC VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST IN KATRINA RELIEF EFFORT

Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC, has volunteered its government contract management resources to assist the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) in its contracting activities during its Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Chief Problem Solver Tom Reid noted that while the most immediate effort is appropriately focused on rescue and relief, there will be a significant increase in contracting activity. “As we saw in Iraq, emergency situations provide no excuse for poor contracting practices. When you are spending public monies, the public has a right to expect that the monies are being used wisely, appropriately, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations,” Reid explained.

“Our staff consists primarily of senior, mostly retired, contracting professionals,” Reid continued. “We have no heavy equipment and few strong backs, but we understand government contracting.” CCS signed up on the website provided by the General Services Administration for volunteers. Other contractors are encouraged to follow CCS’ lead by going to http://www.eps.gov/katrina.html. From that site volunteers can provide the appropriate contact information and available resources to FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, US Army Corps of Engineers, and the various state Divisions of Emergency Management.

CCS provides contract management, training, and consulting services to the government and its contractors.

Contact – Tom Reid 303-726-8740
Fax – 303-469-4233

CERTIFIED CONTRACTING SOLUTIONS, LLC CHIEF PROBLEM SOLVER ASSUMES PRESIDENCY OF DENVER NCMA

Thomas Reid, of Superior and Chief Problem Solver for Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC assumed the Presidency of the Denver Chapter of the national Contract Management Association. This natural succession follows his year as President Elect.

“Denver is a key area for Government contractors,” said Tom Reid. The Denver Chapter of NCMA has over 400 members and is the largest chapter in the South Central Region. The National organization has approximately 22,000 members worldwide. NCMA is the certifying body for te Certified Professional Contracts Manager, a certification held by Mr. Reid. Click here for the NCMA home page.

“At CCS, we specalize in providing certified individuals to our clients,” offered Reid. “NCMA provides the support and validation of that credential. Giving back to NCMA is an important part of the professionalism of our workforce.” CCS provides specialized training to its employees and support in obtaining the CPCM credential.

CCS provides contract management and proposal preparation services to the government and its contractors, and guidance for companies that want to do business with the government.

CERTIFIED CONTRACTING SOLUTIONS NAMED AS PLATINUM SUPPLIER TO L3 COMMUNICATIONS

Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC was notified today that it has been rated as a Platinum Supplier to L3Communications. This designation is based on effort related to training  conducted at the L3 Integrated Systems Joint Operations Group in Lexington Kentucky during 2008 The rating is based on an evaluation related to delivery and quality.

“We take customer service and quality delivery of services as our most important task,” said CCS’ Chief Problem Solver Tom Reid. “Recognition of this effort by our customers is rewarding.”

CCS, based in Broomfield and Louisville, Colorado, provides contract management, training, marketing, and mentoring services to the government and its contractors, including those companies that want to learn to do business with the government.

Website – www.certifiedksolutions.com
Contact – Charles Moschel 720-254-7885
E-mail: info @ certifiedKsolutions . com

Telephone contact for interview with Mr. Reid – 303-726-8740

TRAINING CLASSES FOR CAREERS IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION STARTING

Denver, Colorado – February 13, 2009

Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC has announced that it will conduct its three-week training class for entry-level government contract administrators beginning March 16 in Broomfield, Colorado. This class provides training and skill development for students to accept entry-level positions as government contract administrators – those government and industry employees who spend government funds, including the current stimulus package funds, and administer complex government contracts.

“Because of the high demand for people trained in these skills, we can guarantee that every student who successfully completes the course will get an interview with an employer who is actively hiring for these positions,” said CCS’ Chief Problem Solver Tom Reid. “With a federal budget over $2 Trillion and the addition of more than another trillion in bailout and stimulus money, both the government and its contractors are in an aggressive hiring mode. For a variety of reasons there are not enough people qualified to assume entry-level positions in this field and thus not enough qualified candidates for the many jobs. This training will provide the students with the necessary knowledge to obtain an entry-level government contract administrator position.” Students with more work experience or a college degree may qualify for more advanced positions.

The three week program covers the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and best practices in contract management. The FAR is the body of regulations that details how public monies can be spent, while the UCC covers general business transactions in the sale of goods. Since approximately 50% of the dollars the government pays to its prime contractors flows to subcontractors, understanding the intersection of the FAR and the UCC is important.

Prior government hiring freezes, coupled with the retirement of many baby-boomers, created a significant gap between employer needs and appropriate skills available in the workforce. These skills are not generally taught in colleges or trade schools. Yet there are hundreds of current openings with the federal government, and probably an equal number within industry. According to the National Contract Management Association, a professional organization of government contract managers, starting pay can range from $33,000 to over $65,000 depending on other education and experience. Average pay for this skill set in Boulder, Colorado is $95,000.

“These positions are true career paths with excellent pay and benefits. And the government is generally immune to cyclic economic conditions,” added Reid. “While the necessary attention to detail, and the scrutiny given to the expenditure of public funds does not make this an ideal profession for just anyone, for the right person with the right aptitude, government contract management can be an outstanding career choice. Additional information about the classes, the instructor, and CCS, please visit the CCS website at www.certifiedKsolutions.com.

CCS, based in Broomfield and Louisville, Colorado, provides contract management, training, marketing, and mentoring services to the government and its contractors, including those companies that want to learn to do business with the government.

Website – www.certifiedksolutions.com
Contact – Charles Moschel 720-254-7885
Telephone contact for interview with Mr. Reid – 303-726-8740