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National Contract Management Association

Management Concepts is a long-time supporter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), providing training and continuing education for professionals in the contract management field.

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Download the Complimentary Whitepaper: Preparing for the Future of Contracting

NCMA and Management Concepts interviewed over 20 senior contracting leaders currently working for government agencies to gather perceptions of how the contract management community might evolve over the next five years.
Download the whitepaper to get these leaders’ perspectives on:

  • Pros and cons of automation and big data
  • The essential role of soft skills in the new workforce
  • Preparing a new way of doing business
  • The importance of being proactive


Future of Contracting


Government Contract Management Symposium

December 2-3, 2021 | Washington, DC & Virtual

Management Concepts is excited to exhibit at the 2021 NCMA GCMS, both online and onsite at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Whether you are participating in the online track “GCMS 2021: The Urgent Future” or the onsite “2025 Experience: The Future is Now,” Management Concepts has many new and exciting developments to share in Acquisition & Contracting training and professional development with virtual and face-to-face attendees.


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With so many new courses and professional development and continuing education opportunities to choose from, training from Management Concepts continues to enrich the knowledge base of new and experienced contracting professionals.

Digital IT Acquisition Professional (DITAP) Program - NEW
Join a cohort of your peers and master the art of digital acquisition during our 6-month DITAP professional development program. Successful completion of the DITAP Program will earn you a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Core-Plus Specialization in Digital Services (FAC-C-DS) and 80 CLPs. Learn more >>

IT Modernization for Contracting Professionals - NEW
Acquisition Centers of Excellence are utilizing Other Transactional Authorities (OTA) to speed IT projects and decisions. Learn how these unique vehicles might be just the solution you need when purchasing innovative technical services.
Cybersecurity for Contracting Professionals >>
Conducting Acquisitions for Cloud Services >>
Introduction to Agile Contracting for IT >>
Intermediate Agile Techniques for Contracting Professionals >>

AC Credential Programs
Earn electronic training certificates and digital badge through specialized Management Concepts Acquisition Credentials Programs:
Agile Acquisition Credentials Program
Business Acumen Credentials Program
Construction and Architect-Engineer Services Credential Program
Contracting Team Lead Credentials Program
IT Acquisition Credentials Program
Leadership for Contracting Professionals Credentials Program
Program Protection – Cyber Credentials Program
Services Acquisition Credentials Program


Visit the Acquisition & Contracting domain on our website for more information on our full range of topics and courses.

Meet Our Staff

Talk to us at the conference or send an email any time.

Bob Daugherty

Bob Daugherty
Product Management Director for Acquisition & Contracting

Steve Blizzard

Steve Blizzard
Subject Matter Expert, Acquisition & Contracting

Arya Sachdeva

Arya Sachdeva
Strategic Account Executive

Vera Medici

Vera Medici
Events Marketing Manager



Government Contract Management Symposium 2020

December 3-4, 2020 | Virtual

Management Concepts was proud to be a Bronze Sponsor at the 39th annual Government Contract Management Symposium, celebrating the 2020 theme, “The Path to Resilience”.

In a special session “Acquisition/Contracting Career Pathways and Credentials Program for the 21st Century Workforce” on December 3, Management Concepts subject matter expert Stephen Blizzard debuted a new category in professional development for contracting professionals available in 2021.

Management Concepts Acquisition/Contracting Career Pathways and Credentials Program is designed to provide contracting professionals with knowledge and skills needed for a new technical or management role. This program supports career development beyond the classroom by providing access to real world subject matter experts and career counselors bridging theory with practice.

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Government Contract Management Symposium 2019

December 9-10, 2019

Management Concepts was pleased to exhibit as well as present a session at the 2019 Government Contract Management Symposium in Crystal City, VA.
The session, entitled “Preparing for the Future of Contracting,” surrounded a new whitepaper produced in conjunction with NCMA staff, and a copy was included in the conference bags of all attendees.


1st Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

December 12, 2019

Management Concepts was pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication of all of our partner organizations- including NCMA- by hosting our first ever partnership appreciation event. All members of our partner organizations were invited to attend and enjoy an evening of refreshments, networking, and festivities, all while supporting a good cause. This year we selected So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.) raising money and collecting the much-needed non-perishable food and toiletry items they need to fight homelessness and poverty.

View photos from the Holiday Charity Social on our Facebook page.


Government Contract Management Symposium 2018

December 3-4, 2018

The 2018 Government Contract Management Symposium was held in Crystal City, VA, and Management Concepts was ready to greet NCMA members and share information about our new and developing courses.

Much of the symposium discussion surrounding new initiatives and emerging technologies, including Agile methodology, robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence, and blockchain.

Instructor Opportunities

Management Concepts is currently recruiting individuals experienced in federal acquisition, contracting, and related fields to work on a contract basis as instructors, Subject Matter Experts, and to support client engagements. For details and available positions, visit or stop by Booth 42 to inquire or to drop off your resume for consideration.

Who We Are

For over 45 years, Management Concepts has designed and delivered scalable, customized, and targeted learning solutions for the Federal Government. From individual course delivery to comprehensive organizational plans, our singular focus is identifying and addressing workforce skill gaps.

How to Buy from Us

As a leading service provider for the Federal Government, Management Concepts is accessible to our customers through a number of contract vehicles including: the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) contract, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Multi-agency Contracts (MACs), and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). For additional information click here.