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Apr 27, 2018 12-1 PM EDT
This is Session 17 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series

This session covers Parts 38 and 41 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Alex Major from McCarter & English will discuss policies and procedures for contracting for supplies under the Federal Supply Schedule program (Part 38), as well as the acquisition of utility services (Part 41).

Part 38 Scope
This part prescribes policies and procedures for contracting for supplies and services under the Federal Supply Schedule program, which is directed and managed by the General Services Administration. GSA may delegate certain responsibilities to other agencies (e.g., GSA has delegated authority to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to procure medical supplies under the VA Federal Supply Schedules Program). The VA Federal Supply Schedules Program is covered by this subpart. Additionally, the Department of Defense manages a similar system of schedule contracting for military items; however, the Department of Defense systems are not a part of the Federal Supply Schedule program.

Subpart 41.1 Scope
This part prescribes policies, procedures, and contract format for the acquisition of utility services. (See 41.102(b) for services that are excluded from this part.)

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 ...
Alexander W. Major, Partner
McCarter & English, LLP

Mr. Major is a partner and co-leader of McCarter & English' Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group. Mr. Major focuses his practice on federal procurement, cybersecurity liability and risk management, and litigation. A prolific author and thought leader in the area of cybersecurity, his professional experience involves a wide variety of litigation and counseling matters dealing with procurement laws and federal regulations and standards . His diverse experience includes complex litigation in federal court under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act and bid protest actions. He counsels all sizes of companies on issues relating to compliance with government regulations including, among other things, cybersecurity (NIST, FIPS, FedRAMP, and DFARS) requirements, multiple award schedule compliance, Section 508 issues, country of origin requirements under the Buy American and Trade Agreements Acts, cost accounting, and small business requirements. He also regularly conducts internal investigations to assist companies ensure that they are in full compliance with the law.

He is an editor of and contributing author to the Cloud Computing Legal Deskbook (Thomson Reuters), an annual publication addressing cloud computing issues and solutions for commercial and government end users and suppliers.

Mr. Major is a retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer who most recently served as a U.S. Air Force Academy Admissions Liaison Officer for the state of Maryland in the Air Force Reserves.

Mr. Major has experience handling commercial and government contract compliance and litigation matters, including cases involving False Claims Act, fraud, embezzlement, and RICO. Mr. Major has also managed complex electronic discovery and pre-trial civil matters on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and individuals in diverse state and federal civil and criminal proceedings.