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Give Me 5 Federal Contracting Training Webinars
Give Me 5’s ongoing webinars and regional events bring you the most up-to-date and relevant information on the federal procurement marketplace. Registration for all courses is open to the general public at no charge.
Registering for any Give Me 5 Session gets you:
- Access to the live webinars On-Demand!
- Links to download the podcast, presentation, and all supplemental documents
Give Me 5: Lean the Ins and Outs of Terminations
Guest Speaker: Maria Panichelli, Associate, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific
Government agencies have the ability to terminate their contracts for convenience (“T for C”), or for default (“T for D”). While a T for C does not imply that there was any fault on the part of the contractor, T for D means the government believes that the contractor failed to perform in accordance with the provisions of the contract. This distinction has other important implications as well. If terminated for convenience, a contractor can seek payment for the work done, and for any preparations made for the terminated portion of the contract. In contrast, if defaulted, it is possible that a contractor will actually owe the government money in connection with reprocurement. Getting terminated for default can also negatively impact a contractor’s ability to get future contracts. This webinar will cover the ins and outs of terminations. Learn all about T for Cs, the response process and seeking compensation. Learn also about T for Ds, how to challenge them, how to convert them to T for Cs, and how to deal with reprocurement claims. Sign up today!
Give Me 5: Unraveling Important Aspects of Bonding & Liens
Guest Speaker: Maria Panichelli Associate, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhaw & Furman PC.
Special Guest: Ellen Neylan, Founder, Surety Bonds Associates
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific
As a federal contractor in many industries, it is imperative that you obtain proper bonding – but this is a highly complicated subject that could end up costing you an incredible amount of money if you don’t fully understand the nuances and ramifications. This webinar unravels the most important aspects of bonding and liens, including the latest updates on regulations, providing you with important guidelines for success.
Give Me 5: Give Me 5: Sorting Out the Alphabet Soup of Contract Vehicles
Guest Speaker: Erica Courtney, CEO, 2020vet
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific
Do you ever get lost in the alphabet soup of contract vehicle language? There is definitely no shortage of acronyms and understanding which platforms you may qualify for is an important first step in going after viable contracts. What is an IDIQ, BPA, Sole Source, MAS, MAC, GWAC, GSA FSS and more? The purpose of these vehicles is to accelerate the acquisition process and use is on the rise. Can you influence a set aside? Can you limit competition? What is your strategy for long-term business versus one-offs? Who are the players and what are their motivations?
Give Me 5: Any Day Now! SBA’s New Mentor-Protégé Programs
Guest Speakers: Megan C. Connor, Associate, PilieroMazza PLLC and Katie Flood, Associate, PilieroMazza PLLC
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific
Word on the street is the new programs will be announced in June. The new rules will expand the SBA mentor-protégé program to include WOSBs, SDVOSBs, HUBZones, and small businesses, and not just 8(a) firms. We will discuss the new rules to help you understand what is involved in putting a mentor-protégé agreement in place and getting it approved by the SBA. If the rules are delayed, we will provide an up-to-minute explanation of what is expected.