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Ben Nuvamsa 
KIVA Institute, LLC 

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Annual Funding Agreements under Indian Self-Determination Act - Denver, CO

I Will Learn:

Attendees will learn the statutory requirements under the Act and what AFAs should contain.  Attendees will learn the fundamentals of developing construction contract scopes of work.

  • Tribes and tribal organizations often do not assume the full operation of all PFSAs under their contracts and compacts, thus it is important to differentiate what PFSAs are the subject of the contract/compact; and what remain as Residual Functions
  • Federal agencies often incorporate provisions that do not specifically apply to tribes under the Act, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), but tribes and tribal organizations are not aware that they are not liable for complying with unpublished regulations and unknowingly sign the AFAs
  • Learn how to identify all funding sources under the Secretarial Funding Levels, including Direct Costs, associated Administrative Costs (referred to as Tribal Shares); and Contract Support Costs, to capture the full suite of funding sources made available to the federal agencies
  • Developing the Program of Requirements (POR) and resulting engineer’s cost estimates under construction projects are often a point of contention between funding agencies and tribes; and may result in a contract declination
  • Learn the basics or fundamentals of preparing construction contract scopes of work; and required budgets
  • A scope of work functions much the same as a business services contract.
  • Obtain general writing guidelines for writing guidelines for developing contract scopes of work
  • Learn the SOW Format; and how to divide the SOW into distinct sections, including a glossary and project benchmark measurements.