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Change Orders and Constructive Changes
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
This is Session 1 of a 14- part series on Construction This program presents a thorough review of the changes process on construction projects using the federal government and private contract clauses, analyzing and discussing express, constructive and cardinal changes. Coverage includes a thorough review of the mechanics of the clauses and a practical review of how express and construction changes arise, recognizing changes, documenting the claim and risk management aspects considered from the owner, general contractor and subcontractor's perspective. The discussion includes the analysis of potential revisions to the private form clauses and subcontract forms to consider in managing the risk of changes during construction.
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Changes in the Work- Key Aspects of the Public and Private Contract Changes Clauses
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
The final installment in the construction contract webinar series, this program provides a thorough analysis of changes in the scope of the work. Coverage includes both the substantive aspects such as entitlement to a claim for additional cost or time of performance, and administrative aspects such as notice, documentation, pass-through and payment bond issues. The focus of the webinar is recognition of change events and how to mitigate the risk of delays and payment claims from the sometimes disparate perspective of the owner, general contractor and subcontractor. This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards. Presented by James Newland. The Advanced Webinar Series on Construction Contracts and Risk Management. This fourteen-part webinar series is a deep dive into construction contracts, claims and risk management as it presents and analyzes the risks that arise on construction projects, the contract clauses and drafting considerations in allocating those risks, and the claims and disputes methods and procedures used in documenting, presenting, mediating, arbitrating or litigating the claims when they arise. Along the way, the course presents and analyzes those topics from the perspective of the owner, general contractor and subcontractors operating on public or private construction projects. The topics are presented from both a legal and practical standpoint and the program discusses the substantive and administrative aspects of the key clauses, risks and claims prevalent on public and private construction projects.
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Contract Notice Requirements
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
FPSOnline course coverage includes an advanced discussion of the legal and practical aspects including recovery where a formal notice is lacking, potential savings theories such as the lack of prejudice and constructive or actual notice, and the authority of those with whom we deal. Also, the program offers a review of risk management issues involved in notice requirements in the chain of privity from the owner to general contractor to subcontractor.
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Cybersecurity and C-Suite Responsibility-Connecting the Server and Board Rooms to Mitigate Business Risk
Cybersecurity Starts at the Top. Long relegated to IT, cybersecurity has now emerged as a significant business challenge that demands attention from senior leadership. The complexity and importance of today's cyber security challenges require more from the C-Suite than just sponsorship and budget approval. This session focuses on the intersection of business and cybersecurity, elevating the security dialog above the technology arms race and toward informed strategic risk management. Topics include: strategies for effective governance, developing a cyber-aware organization, evaluating readiness, and crisis management.
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Disaster Recovery Funds - Management and Compliance
In the wake of recent natural disasters, the US government has supported various emergency management efforts through contracts and grants for goods and services necessary to stabilize the emergencies. Contract awardees and grant recipients are then tasked with managing the various compliance and administrative requirements while performing under the contracts / grants. Join us as we discuss the various responsibilities of prime and subcontract awardees, common challenges and ways to avoid noncompliance.
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E-Verify - Form I-9's Companion
Employment Eligibility Verification
E-Verify, the Form I-9's companion is a free web-based program that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.
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Emergency Preparedness 101-- Strategies for Ensuring Your Organization Is Prepared for the Unexpected
Many forward-thinking businesses and public sector organizations have some sort of an emergency plan ready to deploy when disaster strikes. However, having a plan in place is only one component of a successful emergency preparedness strategy. Will your plan work in a variety of emergency situations? That is the real question to ask. During this webinar, Eddie Velez of CohnReznick's Disaster Response and Recovery Advisory team, and formerly of FEMA, will guide you through the steps needed to create and implement an effective emergency preparedness program that will help increase resiliency and decrease disruption to your organization. Topics to be discussed will include:  Preparedness Pitfalls - Common areas in emergency preparedness that lead to unclear expectations, communication breakdown, and confusion  All-Hazards Approach to Emergency Preparedness - A five-step approach to comprehensive preparedness  A View from the Front Lines - Real life scenarios and best practices to help your organization strategically prepare for an emergency. Don't miss this opportunity to help build a culture of preparedness in your organization.
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FAR Overview - Systems and Definitions
2019 Foundations of the FAR
Initial session of the 2019 Foundations of the FAR webinar series. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) directly affects the purchase and sale of over $200 billion worth of supplies, services and construction each year by federal and state procurement offices. This critically important document is comprehensive, complex, and continually changing. All contract professionals involved in a FAR-based procurement must have a detailed working knowledge of the FAR to ensure that they are getting the best possible contract and that they are in full compliance with all applicable laws. This series is designed to address these challenges in a highly practical and user-friendly way. In this first session, Eric Crusius, a reputable authority in the field, will give an overview of the series, discuss the Federal Acquisition Regulation system, and introduce you to the relevant definitions frequently found throughout the FAR. What You Will Learn This overview is intended to give the relative newcomer to federal acquisitions a general understanding of the origin and evolution of the FAR so the listener has a contextual reference when consulting the actual document. We will discuss the historical background of the FAR, describe when the FAR applies and does not apply, explain the structure of the FAR and how it corresponds to agency FAR supplements. We will cover: Part 1: Federal Acquisition Regulations System Part 2: Definitions of Words and Terms
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FAR Part 44 - Subcontracting Policies and Procedures
Foundations of the FAR
This session covers Part 44 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Gunjan Talati and Chris Henel of Kilpatrick Townsend will discuss contract terminations as it is laid out in the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
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FAR Part 49 - Termination of Contracts
Foundations of the FAR
This 90 minute session covers Part 49 Federal Acquisition Regulation. Steven Tomanelli will cover Terminaton of Contracts.
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FAR Part 52 - Solicitation, Provisions, Contract Clauses
Foundations of the FAR
This is Session 22 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This 60-minute session covers Part 52 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Part 52 - Scope This part- (a) Gives instructions for using provisions and clauses in solicitations and/or contracts; (b) Sets forth the solicitation provisions and contract clauses prescribed by this regulation; and (c) Presents a matrix listing the FAR provisions and clauses applicable to each principal contract type and/or purpose (e.g., fixed-price supply, cost-reimbursement research and development).
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FAR Parts 12 and 16 - Commercial Items and Types of Contracts
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Fundamentals of the FAR program will cover Parts 12 and 16 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Steven Tomanelli, instructor of the FAR Workshop for Federal Publications Seminars and author of the Annotated FAR, FAR Desk Reference and DFARs Desk Reference, will cover the acquisition of commercial items (Part 12) and discuss the use of commercial item as preference by the government. Mr. Tomanelli will also discuss Types of Contracts (Part 16) - Fixed-Price; Cost-Reimbursement; Incentive; Indefinite-Delivery; Time and Materials, Labor-Hour, and Letter Contracts; and Agreements. Upon completion, you will have a better understanding of the FAR and its impact to both government contractors and government procurement professionals. CPE/CLE credit for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
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FAR Parts 4 and 5 - Admin Matters and Publicizing Contract Actions
2019 Foundations of the FAR
This is Session 2 of the 2019 Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session will cover Parts 4 & 5 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
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FAR Parts 43 and 45 - Modifications, Government Property
Foundations of the FAR
Steven Tomanelli will cover Contract Modifications as well as Government Furnished Property.
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Federal Contractors - Many Have to Enroll in E-Verify
Employment Eligibility Verification
As of September 8, 2009, federal contractors and subcontractors are required to use E-Verify for all new hires and existing employees working on federal contracts if their contract includes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. E-Verify is a fast, free and easy to use Internet-based system that allows employers to verify the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. In this session we'll cover what contracts are affected by the FAR E-Verify clause and just what is this clause? When do you have to enroll and when do you have to start creating cases in E-Verify for your new hires? When do you create cases for those existing employees performing direct work on the federal contract? Whether you are seeking a federal contract, have recently been awarded a contract or have one now.... you'll want to attend this information filled session. Series Description: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will conduct a three- part webinar series that surrounds employment eligibility verification. Everything starts with the Form I-9, which will be the first session. E-Verify, the Form I-9's companion, will be the 2nd webinar which is a free web-based program that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. The final session will dive deeper into E-Verify for those federal contractors that have been awarded a federal contract that contains the FAR E-Verify clause.
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Form I-9: Mistakes Big or Small - Avoid them All!
Employment Eligibility Verification
In this webinar, David Basham will cover a host of in-depth areas that will include; do you have to insert `N/A' in various blocks?, the differences in the fillable version versus the paper copy; how to and who can make corrections during a self-audit; how the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division can assist you with how to avoid work-related discrimination, in regards to the Form I-9 and E-Verify, and other `in the weeds' areas that will have even the most seasoned I-9 professionals saying, "I didn't know that"!
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Fundamentals of Contract Administration: An Overview
Fundamentals of Contract Administration
Session 1 provides an overview of contract administration including: contract formation; fiscal considerations; responsible individuals and their roles; Best Value Concept; contract clauses, changes and terminations; disputes and litigations; and more.
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Presented to you by a host of subject matter experts, this webinar will focus on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law and how it will impact business worldwide. Presenters will define and explain the law, give insight into what it means, and discuss best practices in protecting data. 
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Iran Sanctions: High Noon Approaches
This webinar will focus on the re-imposition of the core U.S. nuclear-related sanctions against Iran following the expiration of the "wind-down" period on November 4. Such sanctions will include a broad range of restrictions directed at non-U.S. companies doing business with Iran, including restrictions targeted at the energy, shipping, shipbuilding, and financial sectors, as well as a nearly comprehensive prohibition of trade with Iran by non-U.S. subsidiaries of U.S. companies. This will be in addition to sanctions the United States re-imposed in August, which also will be discussed. Looming over these issues for EU companies will be the EU Blocking Statute, which prohibits compliance with the re-imposed sanctions, putting companies in quite a bind. What are the sanctions that will again be in effect? How can companies navigate their withdrawal from Iran? What activity will still be permissible? How do EU companies cope with the Blocking Statute? Tune in to find out.
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Other Transaction Agreements - Something Old is New Again
Instructor Jody Reed, will provide a brief overview of OTAs, a description of the key elements of consideration for the use of an OTA, and a discussion of the minimum requirements of an OTA for future work.
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Patents, Invention Reporting, and IP Considerations for Grants and Other Types of Agreements
Intellectual Property in Government Contracting
This webinar, led by Tina Reynolds and Locke Bell of Morrison & Foerster LLP, will explore the consequences of developing inventions using federal government funding, answering the questions who owns the IP and what rights does the government obtain? We will discuss the process for reporting inventions to the government and patenting those inventions, and the consequences of not following the rules for doing so. In addition, we will discuss unique IP considerations related to special types of government agreements - grants, cooperative agreements, and agreements using other transactions authority.
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Rights in Computer Software Made Easy
Intellectual Property in Government Contracting
If you thought there were misconceptions about rights in technical data, be assured there is even greater confusion about rights in noncommercial and commercial computer software. In this Webinar, W Jay DeVecchio of Morrison & Foerster LLP will address the fundamental aspects of the software clauses, and point out the commonalities and the differences between those clauses and the technical data provisions. Key differences include the definitions of when development occurs, how one has to mark software (including software within a silicon chip), the notable absence at DOD of any clause for commercial computer software and the corresponding use under the FAR of a peculiar commercial clause. He also will discuss the proper contents of software license agreements, how one prices commercial software, and how uniquely-governmental software can be or become commercial.
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Solutions for Fraud, Waste and Abuse on Infrastructure Projects
We continue to see headlines exposing cases of fraud, waste and abuse on large public and private construction projects. In this seminar, we will discuss the role for Independent Compliance Monitors. Specifically, we will discuss the role that a monitor can serve, how they have been used effectively, and where we see them bringing the most significant value. Additionally, we will provide some history, best practices, and real life examples of where Monitors have and can bring transparency and accountability in government funded projects, private commercial endeavors as well as natural disasters. Learn from our team of experts who will share their real world experiences.
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Taking The Mystery Out of Rights in Technical Data
Intellectual Property in Government Contracting
The "data rights" clauses in the FAR and DFARS are some of the longest and least understood contract provisions. But if one steps back from the length of the data rights clauses and instead views them with some very simple, common-sense concepts in mind, the clauses become surprisingly easy to understand and to apply. In this Webinar, W Jay DeVecchio of Morrison & Foerster LLP will explain the basic principles of rights in technical data and clarify the common misunderstandings about who owns the rights in the data, whether the data rights clauses require delivery, when development occurs, what is private expense, who gets rights in government-funded modifications, how to alert the government to your rights and to correctly mark your data, and how to keep your engineers from inadvertently giving up your data rights. IP Series Description- coming soon
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The Buy American Act - Understanding Its True Meaning
The Buy American Act can be very confusing for many of us. It has a lot of exceptions, waivers and non-applicability. This program will discuss the clause that is found in many government contracts. We will discuss the two part test and DoD's partial waivers on certain items. Learn about applying country of origin and impact of trade agreements on applicability.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Australia
Join Clayton Utz of Australia and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Australia or for the Australian government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Canada
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
Join Borden Ladner Gervais LLP of Canada and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work for Canadian public sector customers, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Israel
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
Join Israeli Law firm Shibolet & Co. and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Israel and with the Israeli government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Singapore
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
Join Rajah & Tann of Singapore and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Singapore or for the Singapore government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in United Arab Emirates
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
Join Afridi & Angell of the UAE and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in the UAE or for the UAE government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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Top Compliance Risks of Unqualified Labor in Contract Performance
The majority of service contracts will break-up by labor categories (LCATs) that include minimum educational requirements and/or experience qualifications for employees. This is certainly the case on GSA Schedule contracts, T4NG and many others. By not providing qualified personnel under these LCATs (regardless of contract type) the contractor may been seen as overbilling, which can carry with it significant liabilities. For example, unqualified labor being sold to the government can implicate the civil False Claims Act, which also triggers disclosure requirement under the Mandatory Disclosure Rule (FAR 52.203=13). Recent cases highlight the significance of enforcement on this issue and also highlight the lack of compliance among government contractors. Compounding the issue, is that this is an area that various Offices of the Inspector General have been focusing on in recent audits of GSA Schedule and other contracting vehicles. This webinar will focus on the importance of providing qualified labor and labor mapping for government contracts, as well as the multitude of compliance pitfalls that occur that may expose prime and subcontractors to tremendous liabilities. In particular, this webinar will discuss:  Qualified Labor Determination (Rule Sets) (Who is responsible)?  Unqualified Labor: Mandatory Disclosure & False Claims Act Liability?  Best Practices for GOVCON Organizations for Labor Qualifications  Typical Compliance Pitfall Scenarios Presented by Scott Davidson of The GCO Consulting Group and Dismas Locaria of Venable LLP
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Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliance for Federal Contractors
Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliance for Federal Contractors - webinar. This webinar will provide an in-depth analysis of the key issues that contractors should know about the TAA, including:  The applicability of the TAA, including the interplay between the TAA and other restrictions on foreign purchases, including the Buy American Act (BAA).  The standards for determining country of origin under the TAA and BAA, including the differing country of origin standards applied to products and services.  Analysis of recent trends and notable Customs decisions regarding "substantial transformation" of different types of products, including software and other IT products. And much more.
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U.S. Sanctions Against Russia - Where Things Stand
May 31, 2018 - 11am-noon EDT - The United States has imposed a broad range of sanctions targeting Russia, based on factors such as the annexation of Crimea, Russia's incursion into eastern Ukraine, human rights abuses in Russia, and Russia's suspected involvement in cyber intrusions and other active measures related to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This webinar summarizes the recent intensification of sanctions against Russia and assesses their impact on both U.S. and non-U.S. parties. The webinar also summarizes how the recent measures fit into the overall framework of sanctions against Russia and provides a summary of the Russia sanctions program overall. Tune in for a timely take on a topic that lies at the heart of the geopolitical tensions between the United States and Russia. Presented by Anthony Rapa
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Understanding Overhead in Government Contracts
In order to maximize cost recovery, government contractors must have a working understanding of the concept of overhead in application to cost estimating/pricing, as well as cost accounting during contract performance. This webinar will help accountants and non-accountants form a basic understanding of:  Regulations which differentiate direct versus indirect (overhead) costs  Accounting for overhead costs (indirect pools)  Accounting for overhead cost recovery (indirect cost allocation bases)  Consistency in cost estimating and cost accounting  Forecasting overhead costs including basic concepts of variable, semi-variable and fixed overhead expenses  Invoicing/billing overhead on certain types of government contracts.
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Wage & Hour Compliance in Construction Davis-Bacon, CWHSSA and the FLSA
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
Taught by a former Acting Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, this course provides practical guidance on the application of the Davis Bacon Act, the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act to construction projects funded by the USG. Course coverage includes a review of compliance techniques and practices for general contractors and subcontractors.
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What's Trending in Government Contractor Transactions
Transactions involving government contractors are on the rise. Several macro trends, including an intensified focus on defense spending, evolving regulations, cybersecurity threats, and foreign investment concerns, are driving activity in this space as well as complexity around structure and negotiated terms. These influences implicate a host of unique legal issues for suppliers of the federal government. This panel will touch on several of these and others, including distinctions between public and private transactions, changing regulatory requirements, novations, small business concerns, and recent developments at CFIUS.