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Government Contracts Update – Stay Informed


The 2016 Government Contracts Update is an informative 90-minute presentation that brings you up-to-date on issues within Government contracting that may affect how you do your job.

A Good Time to be a Veteran Owned Small Business: What’s new?
The rules and regulations for veteran and service disabled veteran owned small businesses are confusing. The good news is that the Government has recently implemented plans, such as the forthcoming Mentor/Protégé program, to help these businesses succeed.

Presenter: Scott Denniston, President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Group of Virginia, LLC and former Director of Small Business Programs and Center for Veterans Enterprise at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Regulatory Update: How will select new rules and regulations impact our business? Are human trafficking regulations really a concern for us?
The Federal Government has added many new rules and regulations that present potential pitfalls for its prime contractors and subcontractors. This presentation provides an overview of rules and regulations issued in the last year and a preview of final rules that the Government has slated for issuance later this year. It also includes a mini-presentation on the human trafficking regulations and why contractors should not ignore them.

Presenters: Tim Noelker, Partner and Jayna Rust, Associate

Classified Contracting: How do I prepare?
Responding to security threats around the world has led to an increased emphasis on classified contracting. In light of these activities and opportunities, we cover the fundamentals of obtaining both facilities and personnel clearances as well as what to consider when managing your classified contracts in the event of a merger and acquisition. We also highlight ways to mitigate issues surrounding foreign ownership and control.

Presenter: Jeff Newman, Partner

Notable Decision: How do these affect my business?
There have been several notable decisions over the past year that could impact contractors and procurement officials alike. Some of these decisions, issued by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Government Accountability Office, and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, address interesting issues but can actually result in the elimination of viable proposals from award consideration. Learn how these decisions impact your business as a contractor and how they help procurement officers more effectively assess the proposals they receive.

Presenters: Kym Nucci, Partner and Scott Lane, Associate

Compliance Hot Buttons: How do I avoid getting burned?
In July 2014 President Obama signed Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,” imposing significant reporting requirements on Federal contractors. This new burden has triggered a great deal of work among the contracting community because the failure to comply with it could cause a contractor to be determined non-responsible. Learn what smart contractors are doing to ensure compliance.

Presenter: Tim Sullivan, Partner

Originally Presented:
May 18, 2016