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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: Best Practices in Construction

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

Whether you a contractor working on federal, state or private projects, certain construction practices should be followed to insure that you and your company is protected on the project. Following certain business practices can mean the difference between a profitable construction project and one that exposes your company to financial risk. This Webinar will focus on best construction practices before, during and at the conclusion of a construction project. It seeks to outline best contracting, accounting, insurance, documentation and claims prevention strategies for beginner and experienced practitioners alike.

Course Instructors: Jennifer Horn, Partner, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Maria Panichelli, Associate, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
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Give Me 5: Managing and Incentivizing Employees - Sharing in the Upside While Protecting the Company's Downside

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

Attracting and retaining key employees is a challenge every business faces, and government contractors know that a valuable contract can hinge on making the right staffing choices. In addition to creating a great work environment, companies can attract top quality employees through cash, equity and other equity-linked compensation methods. Please join Dean Nordlinger and Nichole Atallah of PilieroMazza PLLC as they cover various ways government contracting firms can compensate employees as well as steps firms can implement to avoid common labor and employment pitfalls.

Course Instructors: Dean S. Nordlinger, Partner, PilieroMazza PLLC

Nichole Atallah, Associate, PilieroMazza PLLC

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Give Me 5:The Fast Track to a Facility Clearance

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

There are several ways a Government contractor can be granted a facility clearance. This webinar will discuss the key steps, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid in order to navigate the Government bureaucracy in order to secure a facility clearance quickly and cost-effectively.

Course Instructor: Cindy Brook, Binary Group
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Give Me 5: Taking Advantage of a Post Award Debriefing

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

A Post Award debriefing can be a valuable opportunity that all contractors should take advantage of regardless if they won or lost. Contractors can use this insider process to gain valuable knowledge to help build more business, save business and build relationships with the selection committees. Join Gloria Larkin, President of TargetGov, as she gives a thorough preparation process including instructions how to request a meeting with evaluators, how the agency scored the responses, and how to improve responses to future opportunities.

Course Instructor: Gloria Larkin, President, TargetGov
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Give Me 5: Navigating the SAM Registration Process by Understanding Key FAR Provisions

Wednesday, March 11, 2014 * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

Your journey as a federal contractor begins when you set up your business in the System for Award Management (SAM). You take a deep breath and jump in. As you get into the meat of setting up your profile, you encounter complex questions based on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). These questions require current, accurate, and complete responses. You appreciate how important it is to answer each question correctly. However, successfully completing the SAM registration process requires a sound understanding of the referenced FAR provisions. Your responses to these provisions will comprise your company profile. To assist you with providing accurate representations and certifications, this webinar addresses each of the FAR provisions you will encounter. Participants will take away practical information about SAM’s registration process, including comprehensive and user-friendly guidance on SAM’s FAR-based questions.

Course Instructor: Pat Meagher, Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell PC
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