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Supply Chain Symposium May 16: Best Prime and Sub Practices for Successful Contract Formation and Protests Webinar

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm




As the filing of bid protests for federal acquisitions continues to increase, both prime contractors and subcontractors have important interests in ensuring that their proposal was considered fairly and that any contract award they received is preserved. During this webinar, attendees will learn about significant issues and best practices for drafting a teaming agreement and how the terms of that agreement may affect their situation in a bid protest. Our faculty will also explain the basics of bid protests, including the various forums where a protest may be filed, the rules for each fora, and the most frequently successfully protest grounds. We will discuss how to maximize the effectiveness of a debriefing, especially under the new debriefing rules recently issued by the Department of Defense. Finally, attendees will learn the best practices for supporting the bid protest legal team.


Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will learn about the key elements of a teaming agreement
  • Attendees will hear advice about how to prepare for a debriefing, especially under the new Department of Defense rules
  • Attendees will develop a better understanding regarding where to file a protest and the most successful protest issues
  • Attendees will learn how to most effectively support a bid protest legal team

Topics & Dates

PCI and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman will collaborate again in 2018 to present the fourth year of the Supply Chain Symposium, a monthly webinar series that provides insights about latest legal and practical issues that impact the supply chain. Attendees include management from the largest prime contractors and systems integrators to employees of small businesses and the lowest tier of subcontractors. In 2018, the PCI/Pillsbury Supply Chain Symposium will cover the mandatory FAR and DFARS flow-down clauses as of January 1, 2018; best practices in subcontract management and administration; preservation of data rights; monitoring cyber security throughout the supply chain; bid protest issues; cost and pricing issues; and recommended areas of emphasis driven by the current Presidential administration. We hope you will join us.

Each registration allows for one person to log in. Your team members can join you in a conference room for no additional cost. Additional logins for those located in other offices, working remotely, or otherwise unable to participate with the registrant can be purchased for $200 each.

Supply Chain Symposium Series (to register for the 2018 series, click here)

Third Wednesday of the Month

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ET)

January 17: 2018 Update – Mandatory FAR Flow-Down Clauses and Best Practices

February 21: 2018 Update – Advanced Flow-Downs, Mandatory DFARS Clauses and Best Practices

March 21: Small Business Opportunities, Risks and Challenges Impacting the Supply Chain

April 18: Cyber Incident Reporting and Data Protection in the Supply Chain

May 16: Best Prime and Sub Practices for Successful Contract Formation and Protests

June 20: 2018 Update – Prime and Sub Cost Allowability and Pricing Issues

Continuing Education Credits

2 credit per session; 12 credits for entire series

CPE (Business Law/Finance)
1.5 credit per session; 10.5 credits for entire series

1.5 credit per session; 9 credits for entire series for AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, HI, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, OR, PA, VA, WI (if you need CLE for a state not listed, call us.)

0.15 credit per session; 0.9 credits for entire series


This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU.  Upon their approval, it may be worth 1.5 PDU credit per session; 9 PDU credits for entire series





John Plinke

The Public Contracting Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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