Contracting with the Federal Government is not like a business deal between two companies or a contract between a consumer and a commercial contractor. Thus, advising a Government contractor is not like advising another business client. This course will explore those differences. Among other topics we will discuss the unique rights that the Government gives itself, what a contractor needs to know to protect itself, and what the risks are for a contractor that does not understand its legal obligations.
- How is contracting with the Federal Government different from commercial contracting?
- What are the major laws that govern government contracting?
- What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation?
- How does the Federal Government use contracting to accomplish its socio-economic agenda?
- What are the risks to contractors that don’t understand their legal and contractual obligations?
- Major laws, regulations, and Executive Orders
- The Government’s unilateral powers
- The Federal Acquisition Regulation
- Procurement integrity
- The source selection process
- Bid protests
- Small business issues
- Labor policies
- False claims