Feb 26, 2019 12-1 PM EST
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CPE, CLE Accredited
This is Session 7 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series.

This session of the Foundations of the FAR program will cover Part 19 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Presenters Elizabeth Jochum and Mitchell Bashur of Holland & Knight will talk about this important part focused on small business programs.

This Part falls under Subchapter D - Socioeconomic Programs and implements the acquisition-related sections of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631, et seq.), applicable sections of the Armed Services Procurement Act (10 U.S.C. 2302, et seq.), 41 U.S.C. 3104, and Executive Order 12138, May 18, 1979. It covers:
  • (1) The determination that a concern is eligible for participation in the programs identified in this part;
  • (2) The respective roles of executive agencies and the Small Business Administration (SBA) in implementing the programs;
  • (3) Setting acquisitions aside for exclusive competitive participation by small business, 8(a) participants, HUBZone small business concerns, service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, and economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concerns and women-owned small business (WOSB) concerns eligible under the WOSB Program;
  • (4) The certificate of competency program;
  • (5) The subcontracting assistance program;
  • (6) The "8(a)" business development program (hereafter referred to as 8(a) program), under which agencies contract with the SBA for goods or services to be furnished under a subcontract by a small disadvantaged business concern;
  • (7) The use of a price evaluation preference for HUBZone small business concerns;
  • (8) The use of veteran-owned small business concerns; and (9) Sole source awards to HUBZone small business concerns, service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, and EDWOSB concerns and WOSB concerns eligible under the WOSB Program.
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.
Attorneys seeking Virginia CLEs:
  • The deadline for taking approved CLEs for 2018 is October 31st 2018 and submission of the credit must be by December 15 according to the MCLE requirements.
  • Please be aware - due to the content and material submissions needed for Virginia, live-online CLEs may not be granted for 2018
About Our Experts
  • Eric Crusius
    Partner, Holland & Knight
    Eric, a Partner at Holland & Knight specializing in Government Contracts, Internet/Technology Law, and representing businesses of all shapes and sizes, was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star. This honor is only given to the top 2.5% of attorneys who meet certain criteria. Eric has appeared as a guest on Fox News, Government Matters, NPR, Federal News Radio and has been quoted in numerous publications including Newsweek, Washington Lawyer and the Washington Business Journal.

    Eric is a proven trial attorney in state and federal court.

    Aside from his recent accomplishments, Eric has extensive experience in litigating all stages of complex multi-million dollar matters in various state and federal courts from commencement through trial and verdict. In addition, Eric has successfully represented contractors before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the United States Court of Federal Claims (COFC), the Department of Labor and various governmental boards. Eric has also briefed and argued appeals in state and federal court.

    Eric frequently speaks to industry groups regarding government contract, business, and technology issues and related litigation and intellectual property issues.

    Focus Areas: Government contracts litigation (including bid protests, subcontractor/prime contractor disputes, DOL litigation including Service Contract Act (SCA) & FLSA investigations), technology and Internet law, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, employment litigation, and appellate law.
    EDUCATION
    B.A., Social Science, Hofstra University
    J.D., Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University