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Apr 13, 2018 12-1 PM EDT
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This is Session 16 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series

During this session, we will cover Part 37 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Gunjan Talati and Chris Henel of Kilpatrick Townsend will discuss service contracting, including the requirements of performance-based contracts and the management of service contracts.

Part 37 Scope
This part prescribes policy and procedures that are specific to the acquisition and management of services by contract. This part applies to all contracts and orders for services regardless of the contract type or kind of service being acquired. This part requires the use of performance-based acquisitions for services to the maximum extent practicable and prescribes policies and procedures for use of performance-based acquisition methods. This part includes, but is not limited to, contracts for services to which 41 U.S.C. chapter 67, Service Contract Labor Standards, applies.


Earn CPE/CLE Credits if You Attend the Live Session
CPE/CLE credits for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.

About Our Presenter ...
GUNJAN TALATI, PARTNER
KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP

Gunjan Talati is a Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.  Gunjan, an experienced government contracts practitioner, regularly represents contractors in a variety of sectors including aerospace and defense, health care and IT. His practice is a mix of counseling, litigation and transactional work.

Gunjan’s litigation work includes representing contractors in suspension and debarment proceedings. As part of his practice, he has helped contractors of all sizes through contentious suspension and debarment proceedings before multiple agencies including the U.S. Air Force, General Services Administration, U.S. Army and U.S. Agency for International Development. He was recognized in 2014 by the National Law Journal’s Legal Times as a 40 under 40 D.C. Rising Star for his suspension and debarment successes. His litigation practice also focuses on bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and Court of Federal Claims.

Education 
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2006; Catholic University Law Review, Editorial Assistant, 2005-2006, Staff Member, 2004-2005
Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 2003, with honors
About Our Presenter ...
CHRIS HENEL
KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP


Chris Henel advises and assists government contractors regarding a wide array of issues including front-end compliance questions and reviews, proposal preparation, bid protests, claims, disputes, and appeals. He works with contractors across several industries, including construction, infrastructure, aerospace and defense, health care, and information technology.

Chris’ regulatory compliance experience includes advising government contractors on how to comply with various contractual obligations, federal laws, regulations, policies, and standards that govern their relationship with Federal, state and local governments. He counsels clients on ethics, small business issues, socioeconomic regulations, and labor and employment matters as the affect government contractors. He has substantial experience in the area of cybersecurity and cyber-compliance issues, helping government contractors develop compliant security plans for various applications on networks and in the cloud.

Chris’ litigation experience includes representing government contractors in federal and state courts, alternative dispute resolution, bid protests, procurement-related disputes, Contract Disputes Act claims, Civil False Claims Act claims, and suspension and debarment proceedings.

Chris is listed in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Construction. He was recognized in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as a Washington D.C. “Rising Star” for Government Contracts by Super Lawyers magazine.