We are excited to welcome Jordan Parkes with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the May 2021 Pricing Hour Webinar Speaker.
Register below to join this free webinar.
Day/Time: Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 - 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern
Topic: Service Contract Act Price Adjustment Issues at DHS
Description: This presentation will provide an overview of Service Contract Labor Standards (SCLS) price adjustments under FAR 52.222-43 (formerly known as the Service Contract Act) and the emerging pricing issues faced by Department of Homeland Security in adjusting contracts for the impact of revised wage determinations. We will present some of the more complex pricing issues encountered by DHS in determining the appropriate amount to adjust fixed price and labor hour/time and material contracts for the impact in the change to a prevailing wage determination and/or collective bargaining agreement wage determination. The presentation will be part lecture with interactive examples of challenging price adjustment issues.
About the Speaker:
Mr. Jordan Parkes is a subject matter expert in cost and pricing issues for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Procurement Office, Oversight and Pricing Branch (OPB). He provides technical assistance to the DHS contracting workforce on cost and price analysis, pricing templates, solicitation language, bid protests, contract closeouts, billing and final rates, review of contractor financial statements for financial risk assessments, Service Contract Act price adjustments, negotiation of Claims and REAs, guidance on complex FAR and CAS issues, and training in cost/price related topics.
Prior to joining the DHS Chief Procurement Office, Mr. Parkes held various technical and leadership positions at the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) for 22 years. In his last assignment at DCAA, Mr. Parkes was the DCAA Headquarters Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Program Manager where his responsibilities included issuing CAS guidance to the DCAA Field Offices, drafting position papers for the DCAA CAS Board representative on proposed CAS revisions, advisor to the DCAA Director on CAS issues, and served on CAS Working Groups. Throughout his career at DCAA, Mr. Parkes also held positions as a Senior Auditor, Supervisory Auditor, and Technical Specialist.
Mr. Parkes is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He obtained his BBA in Accounting from Temple University, and a MS from Central Michigan University in Administration and Management. He is a Level III Certified Acquisition Professional in the field of Auditing and Level III FAC-C Certified in Contracting.