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Stopping Trouble Before It Starts: Subcontracting Best Practices in Federal Government Contracting

1h 2m

Created on July 13, 2021

Intermediate

$89

Overview

Subcontracts are an essential part of federal government contracting. There are several aspects of government subcontracting that require heightened scrutiny by both prime and subcontractors before entering a contractual relationship. Certain risks should be identified early on, with plans developed and executed to effectively address them. 

This course will highlight key considerations that should be top of mind for both federal prime and subcontractors to increase the likelihood that both parties can reduce performance risk and improve their respective bottom lines.  

Presented by Kendra Perkins Norwood, a Partner at Wiley Rein LLP and former federal procurement official, this course will translate the laws and regulations of federal subcontracting into real-world applications and practical solutions. 


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Apply Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provisions to distinguish subcontracts from other types of business arrangements under federal prime contracts 

  2. Consider the most common subcontract performance management issues and discuss best practices for overcoming obstacles and avoiding pitfalls

  3. Compare and contrast FAR clauses required for flow-down to subcontractors versus those that are recommended and explore effective flow-down strategies

  4. Identify existing and emerging high-risk areas in federal subcontractor compliance and discuss potential risk mitigation techniques


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