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Procurement Standards Boot Camp

Did you know that all non-Federal entities seeking federal grants must now have a compliant procurement system in operation for fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2017?!

Is your organization compliant with the latest Procurement Standards as outlined in the uniform guidance? Do your policies facilitate competition when acquiring property or services with federal funds?

In this Procurement Standards for Grantees Boot Camp from Thompson Grants, a 3-hour OnDemand video recording led by grant consultant Dan Durst, will get you and your team up-to-speed on specific procurement techniques and what organizations must do to remain compliant. If your organization can’t demonstrate a compliant procurement system, your current and future funding is at risk. You will cover the following topics:

  • Elements of full and open competition
  • Required procurement policies
  • Roles and responsibilities of key individuals
  • Operational workflow for each method of procurement
  • How to conduct cost or price analysis
  • And much more!

Remember, even if your funds don’t come straight from the federal government, these rules still apply to you as a subrecipient. 


  • Individual Student: $395
  • Ask us about available group discounts! (1-800-677-3789 or

Meet Your Instructor

Dan Durst is a Manager at Capital Edge Consulting, with extensive experience in various accounting and compliance issues related to Federal government contracts and grants. Dan’s areas of expertise include Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal awards to non-Federal entities (Uniform Guidance), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Dan is also well-versed in various levels of audit support including DCAA, Single Audit, and Inspector General audits. Dan’s industry experience includes defense, nonprofit, and public sector. Dan has assisted clients with Indirect Cost Rate Proposal Development, Indirect Rate Structure Assessment, Subrecipient Monitoring Support, Audit Support and Risk Assessment, Audit Findings Remediation, Procurement System Certification, Internal Controls Assessment, Forensic Investigations, Grants Closeout Support, and other regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining Capital Edge, Dan was an audit supervisor and lead consultant for Clarke Leiper PLLC, a member of the AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center. Dan has previously held security clearances with the U.S. Department of Defense, including Secret Clearance. While contracted by the U.S. Department of State Dan conducted audits and analysis at the U.S. Embassies in 19 foreign countries. Dan has supervised and performed several Single Audits under both OMB A-133 and the new Uniform Guidance. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Information Technology and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from George Mason University.