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Get ready to learn the most effective and current IDC negotiation strategies from our talented faculty who collectively have negotiated and litigated millions of dollars in Contract Support Costs and Indirect Costs for tribes.

We’ll instruct you on time-tested techniques for negotiating IDC agreements with the Interior Business Center (IBC), fill you in on new and emerging issues that will impact your tribe—including potentially recovering CSC under the FAST Act, new BIA and IHS Contract Support policies, and potential recovery of CSC on third party revenues—and show you how to use the Abila MIP Grants and Contracts Financial Management Software program to make managing your IDC a breeze. You’ll also discover how a recent successful lawsuit by the Manilaq Association against the Department of Health and Human Services opens up exciting new funding opportunities for funding facilities used in conjunction with a contract and compact negotiated under the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act. Plus we’ll discuss an important November 2016 federal ruling in favor of Navajo-operated Sage Memorial Hospital. In Sage, the court ruled on two important issues:

  • IHS must provide contract support, not only for the portion of your health care program supported by IHS appropriations, but also the portion funded by third-party revenues used to provide programs and services under the IHS contract.
  • IHS cannot apply the duplication principle (no duplication of costs between the Secretarial amount and the Contract Support Cost) based on entire categories of activities. The principle must be applied to individual activities, not categories.

  • We’ll also review best practices to use throughout the year to ensure your tribe doesn’t end up over-recovering or under-recovering costs.

    Don’t miss your chance to save your tribe tens—or even hundreds—of thousands of dollars. Register today!

    Pre-Summit Workshop - Join us and be fully prepared for the complexities of the two-day Summit. The Pre-Summit Workshop will cover generating your IDC proposal from beginning to end. (You must register for the Indirect Cost Summit in order to attend this session.)

    *Topics and presenters subject to change.