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The Professor’s Forum April 25: Organizational Conflicts of Interest

April 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm




Organizational conflicts of interest (OCI) are a perplexing and confusing aspect of Government contracting, and experts agree that the current regulations are sorely in need of an overhaul.  Although the Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued proposed new regulations on this important topic in 2011, they have yet to be finalized. In the meantime, the courts and the Government Accountability Office have attempted to apply and interpret the existing OCI rules, with mixed results. Consequently, contractors and agency personnel alike continue to wrestle with this thorny problem. Join Professor Ralph Nash and Tim Sullivan as they discuss the various OCI issues, the stream of protest decisions dealing with those issues, and the lessons to be learned from them.


Dates & Topics

A Special Year for the Professor’s Forum

Experience this unique opportunity. This popular webinar series with Professor Ralph Nash is now a virtual class. Each month Professor Nash and Tim Sullivan will broadcast live training from PCI’s studio in Washington, DC. You can join us in person or log on and enjoy a dynamic dialogue with Ralph and Tim and learn about important contracting issues and best practices. This is also an excellent opportunity for you and your colleagues to join in a group environment and bring your questions.
The Professor’s Forum with Ralph Nash and Tim Sullivan Virtual Class Series (to register for the 2017 series, click here) 

Last Thursday of the Month (*exception)
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (ET)

January 26: Competition

February 23: Evaluating Price & Cost Realism

March 30: Clarifications vs. Discussions

April 25*: Organizational Conflicts of Interest

May 25: Commercial Item Contracting

June 29: Constructive Changes

September 28: Request for Equitable Adjustments & Claims

October 26: Pricing Equitable Adjustments


*topics are subject to change*


Continuing Education Credits


1.0 credits per session; 10.0 credits for entire series

CPE (Business Law/Regulatory Ethics)

1.5 credits per session; 12.0 credits for entire series


1.25 credits per session; 10.0 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.)


0.125 credits per session; 1.0 CEU for the entire series


This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU.  Upon their approval, it may be worth 1.25 PDU credits per session; 10.0 PDU credits for entire series





Raisa Dunton

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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