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The Future of Government Contracting: How Should Bid Protests and IDIQs Evolve?

October 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm




An 809 Panel and Industry Review and Discussion:

    • 10:30 am: Registration
    • 10:50 – 11:00 am: Welcome
    • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm: First Panel: How Should IDIQs and Contract Vehicles Evolve?

Nearly half of all federal unclassified contract dollars flow through Indefinite Delivery Vehicles. Task orders on multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicles have become the preferred method of purchasing IT and professional services at most federal agencies. Some industry and government observers argue that IDIQs are broken—that they take too long to set up, that they have become unnecessarily complex, that they unduly limit pools of qualified suppliers, or that they are being used for requirements that should be properly procured through full and open competition. This panel will examine the current state of IDIQs, how they evolved to their current state and what changes are afoot that could remake the way IDIQs are used in the federal government.

Moderator: Brian Friel, Chief Data Architect, CQ Intelligence

The Honorable Thomas C. Wheeler, Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims
Ted Buford, Vice President and Program Manager, CACI
Jim Ghiloni, Director, Wolf Den
Keith Nakasone, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, ITC, GSA

    • 12:15 – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Networking
    • 1:00 – 2:30 pm Second Panel: Protests – Eliminate or Fix them

Congress has suggested changes to the protest process on several occasions over the past several years. The Section 809 Panel is considering several recommendations for changing the protest process from the fora that hear them to the purpose for protests and the processes for handling them.

Moderator: Ralph C. Nash, Professor Emeritus of Law The George Washington University

The Honorable Susan G. Braden, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims
Trey Hodgkins, Senior Vice President, Public Sector, ITI
Sandy Hoe, Senior Of Counsel, Covington & Burling, LLP
Ralph White, Managing Associate General Counsel, Procurement Law, GAO

Continuing Education Credits

0.275 CEU/ 3 CPE (Finance) credits may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 1 CLP credits.

This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU.  Upon their approval, it may be worth 2.75 PDU credits.



Raisa Dunton


George Mason University, Founders Hall
3351 Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22201 United States
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