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An advanced course for government and industry representatives in the techniques of preparing, presenting and defending claims which arise out of federal government contracts.

Government Contract Claims encompasses two full days of intense instruction. Its approach is balanced: dealing with contractors' claims against the Federal Government and Government claims against contractors. Each side is shown how to recognize, prepare and present claims and how to defend claims made against it. The course is designed both (a) for lawyers and (b) for non-lawyers (administrators, engineers, accountants, technical personnel) who must be able to spot potential claims, be sure those claims are timely filed, and provide essential backup for them.

In addition, the course director will use a number of practical exercises in an interactive session with the class to show how claims problems occur and are best dealt with in a practical setting.

Dates and Locations
October 17-18, 2017
American Management Association
Arlington, VA
$1275
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DAILY SCHEDULE
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 – 9:00 AM  Registration

9:00 – 12:00 PM  
1.  Claim Recognition Checklist    
2.  Clause Identification Checklist
3.  Changes Clause
     a. Right to Order
     b. Contractor’s Duty to Proceed
     c.  Notice Requirements
     d.  Exceptions
     e.  Cardinal Changes
     f.  Constructive Changes

12:00 – 1:00 PM  Lunch Break

1:00 – 4:00 PM  
1.  Differing Site Conditions
2.  Delays/Acceleration
3.  Contractor’s Claim Protection Checklist
4.  Claim Analysis Checklist for Contractors and the  Government


Day 2
8:00 – 9:00 AM  Registration

9:00 – 12:00 PM 
1.  Pricing Claims
2.  Presenting Claims to the Government
3.  Responding to Claims and Disputes
    
12:00 – 1:00 PM  Lunch Break

1:00 – 4:00 PM
1.  Preparing the Government’s Defense
2.  Government Counterclaims
3.  Terminations for  Default and Convenience
4.  Applicable Government Statutes
    a.  False Claims Act
    b.  False Statements Act
    c.  Truth in Negotiations Act
    d.  Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (CDA)
5.  Negotiating a Settlement
6.  Alternative Dispute Resolution

Course Director

Roy S. Mitchell of Washington, DC, is a Mediator, Arbitrator, and Neutral for JAMS' Global Construction Solutions, which provides expert mediation, arbitration and other ADR services to the global construction industry. Mr. Mitchell is the former National Chair, Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association and has extensive Government Contract experience representing agencies and contractors. A prolific author and seasoned lecturer who has taught nationally and internationally for more than 35 years, Mr. Mitchell has written over 300 articles and seminars on international and domestic construction contracts; construction contract administration; arbitration and mediation rules and techniques; negotiation; construction, government contracts, and engineering law, including Federal Publications' Preventing and Defending Claims. He has extensive international experience, having worked in 35 countries in his career, and serving as founder and partner of an international law firm. Mr. Mitchell was formerly a senior partner in a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm, Principal at the Center for Management Development and Training (CMDT), an international management training company in the Washington, DC area and President & COE, Construction Claims Group, Hill International, Inc. where he specialized in construction contract matters.
 

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Certificates of Completion are provided to all seminar participants who attend Federal Publications Seminars courses following the event, upon request.
NCMA: CONTRACT MANAGER CERTIFICATION
All Federal Publications Seminars courses meet the course requirements of the National Contract Management Association’s certification programs. We are a proud Education Partner of the NCMA.
CPE: CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Federal Publications Seminars is part of West Professional Development, which is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.
CPE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 13.0 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
Method: Group-Live
CLP: CONTINUOUS LEARNING POINTS
APPROVED FOR CLP BY
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY
Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position per DoD Instruction 5000.66. We will provide you with documentation of points awarded for completing the event.
CLP HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 11.0 (CLP) hours of credit
CLE: CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
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** Please note that because some states are changing their policy on CLE reporting, you will need to fill out the request for credit from Federal Publications Seminars within 10 business days, or we may not be able to issue credits for the program.
CLE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 11.0 (60 minutes), 13.0 (50 minutes)
American Management Association
2345 Crystal Drive, Second Floor
Arlington, VA 22202
5714812208
TRAVEL INFORMATION

Coffee, tea and water will be served throughout the day with an afternoon cookie break.  Breakfast and lunch are on your own.

METRO RAIL LINE:
Yellow & Blue Line – METRO Stop – Crystal City
From the METRO - AMA is 2 blocks east and 4 blocks south on Crystal Drive
http://www.amaconferencecenter.org/washington-directions-maps.htm

There is not a room block for this location, however the AMA offers special hotel rates.  Please visit http://www.amaconferencecenter.org/washington-hotels.htm

100
Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
200
Specific topics or issues within a topic area are covered. Students should be familiar with terms of art and general concepts concerning the course topic.
300
Workshops and class discussions cover specific subject matter in-depth, and participation is strongly encouraged. Attendees should have at least 2-3 years' experience in the area of study.
400
Courses build upon students' knowledge and experience, and cover complex issues within the subject matter. Should have 4-5 years' mastery of subject for in-depth analysis.
500
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