National Contract Management Association

San Diego Chapter

Contract Administrator's Round Table (CART)

NCMA San Diego proudly hosts monthly Contract Administrator’s Round Table (CART) meetings in both San Diego and North County (Carlsbad).  Details are provided below.

San Diego CART Meeting

San Diego CART Meeting
Date: July 13, 2016
Time: 7:30am – 8:30am
                9350 WAXIE WAY
                SAN DIEGO, CA 92123

Cost: Free

Open parking.  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and be badged.

RSVP: By noon Tuesday, 7/12/16 to Lynette Childs, at or Gabe’s telephone: (619) 221-5487.

Pastries, light refreshments and coffee will be provided.

North County CART Meeting

North County CART Meeting
Date: June 29, 2016
Time: 12:00pm- 1:00pm
Location:  MGO MENSCH (Interstate 5 to Hwy 56)
                12264 El Camino Real, Suite 402
                San Diego, CA 92130
Cost: Free
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Bring Your Own Lunch.  Water, Soda and Coffee will be provided.


More About CART Meetings

Why was CART created?
In the spirit of continued education, career growth, and sharing collective expertise, the San Diego Chapter established the Contract Administrator's Round Table (CART) forum. 
What is the main goal of CART?
The primary objective of CART meetings is to provide contract professionals a forum to ask any question, present any situation/problem, share a lesson learned, and get an answer or feedback from a variety of viewpoints.   

Who may attend CART meetings?  
Whether you are brand new in the contracts field or have 20+ years of experience,  we invite you to share your questions, problems and knowledge with your fellow NCMA members so that we can all learn, grow, and excel in our jobs.  

Everyone (all members) is invited to attend. All that is asked of you is that you bring at least one (1) question, or issue or lesson learned to the table.  It’s that simple.  No question is too dumb and most likely most of them will be too hard.  But we will have fun trying to figure it out. 
No egos, no showmanship, and no worrying we are giving away the company secrets.  

Why should YOU attend the next CART meeting?
The role of the “Contracts Professional” is changing.  No longer are we just “Administrators” but we are expected to be “Business Managers”! We all have so much to learn and so little time. You cannot afford the time or money to attend all of the possible seminars.  Additionally as we all know, in the wonderful world of Contract Management, there are multiple solutions to a single problem and multiple problems created by a single solution.  

The CART forum
 provides you one venue in which to ask questions and obtain timely answers.  This forum is an excellent choice for improving your knowledge of contract management and also for developing networking and mentoring relationships.  

Where are CART meetings held?
The CART meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month is typically held at KES, Inc.  The CART meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month is typically held at ViaSat, Inc. CART meetings may change location so please be sure to RSVP.  If you are interested in hosting a CART meeting, please contact a member of the Board of Directors.

Examples of Topics Discussed at Previous CART Meetings

  • Teaming Agreements
  • Reporting of Inventions and Patents
  • Forward Pricing Rate Agreements (FPRAs)
  • CAS Applicability to Subcontractors
  • DFAR Clause  252.204-7001 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information
  • How to enter the contract administration field
  • Discussions after proposal submission
  • Period of performance starting before contract award
  • Audits of incurred costs
  • Allowable costs
  • Annual wage determination reviews
  • Overtime premium payments
  • Contract terminations
  • Contract closeouts for primes and subs
  • Closing out individual task orders under IDIQs
  • GSA contracts with annual increases
  • Consent to subcontract requirements
  • Fixed fee withholding rules for primes and subs
  • Exporting liabilities
  • Commercial price list requirements
  • Warranty clauses