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The Fundamentals of Federal Government Contracting: Essential FAR Provisions

1h 6m

Created on July 15, 2019




As any government contractor can tell you, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) provides the legal framework that governs every aspect of doing business with the federal government. It controls how a contractor must compete for, and perform, a contract, as well as how a contractor must handle issues that arise during performance. It also limits the manner in which a contractor can seek compensation or resolve any dispute. Understanding this body of regulations is critical to advising a government contractor.

In this program, experienced government contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli and Michael Richard will provide an overview of some of the most important provisions contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). The course will begin by providing a brief history of the FAR, along with an explanation of its purpose and importance. Then, using real-world examples, the presenters will walk viewers through the organization and structure of the FAR, highlighting some of the most important sections. There will be a special focus on the regulations governing the submission and evaluation of proposals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine sections of the FAR addressing Competition Requirements, to Understand Conflicts of Interest
  2. Review FAR Part 9, Dealing with Contractor Qualifications
  3. Discuss FAR sections relating to small businesses, as well as other related regulations promulgated by the SBA
  4. Analyze FAR Part 33, dealing with the rights and remedies of contractors including REAs, CDA claims and bid protests

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