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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: Doing Work Outside the Scope of the Contract

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

Have you ever thought about what you would do if a government agency directs you to do work that you believe is outside the scope of your contract? This can be devastating to your financial bottom line if the agency refuses to pay because it does not agree the work is additional scope. This webinar addresses what steps you can take to protect your business and your legal remedies, and how to pursue payment for the extra work.

Course Instructor: Pat Meagher, Partner, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell and Lauren B. Kramer, Associate, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell

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Give Me 5: Negotiation Tactics for Women: Best Practices in Negotiating Subcontracts

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

The Construction Industry offers tremendous opportunities and challenges for any business owner; but when your customer is the federal government, there is an extra layer of requirements that can either make or break your business. Whether you are dealing with a federal construction contract or navigating your everyday lives, your ability to negotiate effectively could be the difference between achieving desired results or getting less. Women in particular have trouble with negotiations - they don’t ask for what they want, they get emotional, and they give in too easily. This webinar will assist you in negotiating your federal construction contract as you gain valuable tips on how to prepare for and become more confident in negotiations.

Course Instructor: Jennifer Horn, Partner, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC; Maria Panichelli, Associate, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC; and Special Guest: Judy Weintraub, Founder, Weintraub Legal Services

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Give Me 5: Executive Orders that Affect Government Contracting

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

Presidential Executive Orders can suddenly impose restrictions on federal contractors across a host of areas, requiring costly implementation changes. Learn about the noteworthy Executive Orders of the past few years that have shaped labor and wage approaches to sexual orientation protections to discrimination policies. This webinar will walk you through the significance of these Executive Orders and teach you how to implement them in your business.

Course Instructor: Pat Meagher, Partner, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell and Lauren B. Kramer, Associate, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell

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Give Me 5: Give Me 5: You Don’t Call … You Never Write: An Experienced Contractor’s Guide to Disappearing Decision-Makers

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

Experienced contractors are increasingly perplexed at not being able to get a meeting on a timely basis with appropriate decision-makers. In the past, it has been much easier to get appointments; but for a variety of reasons, this is dramatically changing. This webinar (or chat) is for federal contractors with a proven track record to talk about why this is changing, the killer mistakes to avoid and discover ways to ask for and receive timely meetings with the multiple layers of decision-makers involved.

Course Instructor: Gloria Larkin, President, TargetGov

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Give Me 5: Commercial Items - What They Are and Why Would You Sell Them to the Government?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

The Federal Government has separate rules for acquiring commercial supplies and commercial services from contractors. Commercial item contracting under FAR Part 12 includes streamlined acquisition procedures and fewer FAR clauses in your contract. Your supplies or services do not need to be “off-the-shelf” to qualify as commercial items but they do need to meet the definition found in FAR Part 12. This webinar will examine what constitutes a commercial item under FAR Part 12, how the contracting officer determines if the agency should purchase a commercial item and what are the advantages of selling commercial items to the Federal Government.

Course Instructor: Pat Meagher, Partner, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell and Lauren B. Kramer, Associate, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell

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