Doing Federal Construction Contracts Right

(178 Ratings)

Produced on: October 17, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 92 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

In this program Alston & Bird Construction & Government Contracts attorneys Jacob Dean, and Andy Howard discuss the relationship between government contractors in the construction industry and the federal government as a customer. They provide an in depth overview of federal procurement policies, the FAR, and the procurement process and cover ways to align the goals and incentives of multiple parties via the use of successful teaming and subcontracting strategies. Additionally, they discuss ways to turn square corners in the procurement and project delivery process as well as what issues can lead to problems with the False Claims Act.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the relationship between government contractors and the federal government

  2. Understand the procurement and project delivery process

  3. Recognize the nuances of teaming and subcontracting

  4. Discuss the potential pitfalls and issues that may arise with the False Claims Act

Faculty

J. Andrew Howard

Alston & Bird

Andy Howard is a litigation partner who represents clients across a wide range of industries, including construction, health care, aerospace, energy and technology. Andy’s practice involves representing construction industry professionals and federal, state and local government contractors. In his construction practice, Andy primarily represents contractors, developers and design professionals involved in complex commercial and public works construction disputes involving claims for extra work, defective work or design, delay and other time-impact claims. In his government contracts practice, Andy advises companies on the unique procurement and contracting policies and procedures contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and associated agency supplements and equivalent state procurement rules, on compliance with and in negotiation of government agreements, and on the standards for the protection of classified information under the NISPOM.

He assists government contractors in understanding the trade secret protection rules contained in the FAR and DFARS and in preparing or objecting to requests for public records under the FOIA and similar state laws. As an advocate, Andy represents companies in pre- and post-award bid protests and in various other types of adversarial proceedings involving government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, including claims prosecution proceedings and Administrative Procedure Act challenges.

Jacob Dean

Alston & Bird LLP

Jake Dean is a member of the firm’s Construction & Government Contracts Group. Jake primarily represents owners, general contractors, and developers involved in complex construction contract negotiations and disputes, including payment disputes and claims resulting from delays, contract terminations, and defective work.  

Jake also advises construction industry professionals and contractors on the rules and regulations applicable to public contracting contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as well as local and state contracting rules. He also represents clients in adversary proceedings such as pre- and post-award bid protests, contract claims litigation with public agencies, and fraud defense litigation under the False Claims Act (FCA) and analogous state laws.




Reviews

JC
Joseph C.

Excellent instructors

SW
Steven W.

Excellent

JS
Jacob S.

Liked the discussed of Fraud Against Taxpayers

JB
Julie A. B.

Bravo! Speakers perceptively convey overall material, elucidate the relationship between government contractors in the construction trade and the federal government as a client, succinctly share information about the procurement and project delivery process, briefly distinguish the subtleties surrounding teaming and subcontracting, and concisely outline False Claims Act (FCA) highs and lows. Both have a knack for this subject.

KK
Kathleen K.

I like the technology that you use. It is easy to sign on and watch the program. It is easy to switch between the slides and program.

BL
Barbara L.

Very informative.

LH
Linda H.

They managed to shoe-horn in a very large amount of very technical information in the 1.5 hours, without inducing sleep or bewilderment.

LE
Linda E.

Excellent presenters.

JR
James R.

Very good presentation. Main speaker very knowledgeable.

TD
Thomas D.

Very lucid and informative presentation of an arcane subject.

SA
Senna A.

Good information on a topic that is everywhere here in the DC area.

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