The Service Contract Act Course
(Listed on the GSA approved schedule)

This is a must course for contracting professionals!

For over 35 years this premier program has been the leading seminar on the Service Contract Act (“SCA”). In recent years, with the greater emphasis on A-76 competitions, the rules and implementation of the SCA have been of increasing importance to A-76 competitions.

Taught by the leading instructors on the SCA — Daniel B. Abrahams, Shlomo D. Katz and William Gross — the course will lay out and explain both Government and industry rights and responsibilities.

Mr. Abrahams, a leading practitioner and educator in the area of Employment, Labor and Procurement Law, has trained thousands of Government contract professionals in the intricacies of the SCA. He is a partner in the Washington, DC office of the law firm of Brown Rudnick LLP, where he manages the firms Wage and Hour Group.

Mr. Katz is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Brown Rudnick LLP, where he represents clients in all areas of Government Contracts and Wage and Hour Law.

Mr. William Gross has recently been added to the faculty of the Institute. As the former Director of Wage Determinations of the U.S. Department of Labor, this most distinguished expert will speak on the second day of the SCA Course on the topic “The View from the DOL.”

The training as well as the comprehensive manual provided to each attendee will provide the novice with the tools needed to comply with this Act and the senior professional the nuances of and the latest developments relating to the Act.

In the past, many attendees have raised with the instructors, either in class or privately during breaks, issues they have on how to handle particular SCA situations.

Learn what every Government contract professional needs to know about the Service Contract Act as well as applicable overtime laws. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls which create problems for contractors as well as contracting officers. This is the premier course on the Service Contract Act.


Topics to be covered in this class include:

  • Area wage determinations and how issued
  • When wage determinations are effective
  • Department of Labor discretion and source data?
  • Slotting
  • “4(c)” wage determinations (based on collective bargaining agreements)
  • Exceptions to the use of CBA rules
  • The timing of CBAs and of wage increases
  • Conformances and techniques for avoidance
  • Wage deductions
  • Fringe benefits
  • Vacation
  • Health and welfare
  • Self-insurance
  • Administration and record keeping?
  • Price adjustments under extended term contracts
  • “Locality” for wage determinations
  • The “principal purpose” requirement
  • Statutory and regulatory exemptions
  • Executive, administrative and professional
  • “Remanufacturing” contracts
  • Maintenance and repair of ADP and high-tech equipment
  • Subcontractors
  • Government management contractor coverage
  • Geographic coverage
  • Off-site contracts
  • Obtaining wage determinations
  • The effect of the “Christian doctrine” and state laws
  • Working time issues
  • Sanctions and remedies for SCA violations
  • Overtime laws and interpretations
  • The Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Distinguishing work covered by the SCA from work covered by the Davis-Bacon Act

Competative Sourcing

 March 31-April 1, 2014 | Washington, DC
           May 12-13, 2014 | Washington, DC

           October 20-21, 2014 | Washington, DC

Registration Fee: Government Personnel $845
                           Non-Government Personnel $895

Instructors: Daniel B. Abrahams, Esquire
                   Brown Rudnick

                   Shlomo D. Katz, Esquire
                   Brown Rudnick

                   William W. Gross, Consultant
                   A-76 Institute, LLC
                   Formerly, Director of
                   Office of Wage Determinations
                   U.S. Department of Labor

To Register On-Line: Click Here

Enroll in the 2-day course and the 1-day course:
          Government Personnel - $1,145
          Non-Government Personnel - $ 1,195.


For more information on any of these courses, please contact David J. Kline or Joel D. Davis at (970)798-7776, fax (970)798-7773, or e-mail to

Meeting Locations, Accommodations, & Cancellation Information

Note: On-Site Training

Please call David J. Kline or Joel D. Davis (970)798-7776 for availability and costs of on-site training of this program.