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PCI and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman will collaborate again in 2024 to present the tenth 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.  

Third Wednesday of the Month, 2:00-3:30pm ET
Individual Sessions are $189.00 and can be purchased by clicking on the session date.

  • January 17: Update – Mandatory FAR Flow-Down Clauses and Best Practices (David Dixon, Michael Rizzo)
    • Attendees will learn the mandatory FAR flowdown clauses applicable to each type of subcontract as of December 31, 2023
    • Attendees will hear advice on sources other than the FAR to derive terms and conditions that are not mandatory
    • Attendees will develop a better understanding of how to mitigate risk in their negotiation and performance of prime contracts and subcontracts
    • Attendees will learn best practices in choosing language for limitation of liability and indemnity provisions
  • February 21: Update – Advanced Flow-Downs, Mandatory DFARS Clauses and Best Practices  (Matt Carter, Robert Starling)
    • Attendees will learn the mandatory DFARS flow-down clauses as of January 1, 2024 applicable to non-commercial-item, commercial item and service DoD subcontracts
    • Attendees will hear advice on non-mandatory DFARS clauses to flow down in order to reduce performance uncertainties
    • Attendees will develop a better understanding of how to mitigate risk in their performance of defense-related prime contracts and subcontracts
  • March 20: A Review of the Key Labor Statutes Applicable to Government Contractors – How to Keep your Workforce Happy and Stay Off DOL’s Radar (Alex Tomaszczuk, Toghrul Shukurlu)
    • Attendees will hear about the Davis-Bacon Act regulatory update (new rules for construction contracts effective 10-23-2023)
    • Attendees will learn about the Service Contract Labor Standards:  recent trends and compliance tips
    • Attendees will learn about the Availability of financial relief/equitable adjustments
  • April 17: Latest Developments in Supply Chain Pricing and Cost Issues (Aaron Ralph, Dinesh Dharmadasa)
    • Attendees will gain greater understanding of the cost principle issues that most directly affect the supply chain, including the material cost principle at FAR 31.205-26
    • Attendees will learn about significant recent litigation impacting supple chain cost and pricing
    • Attendees will develop a greater understanding of how to navigate pricing issues relating to the supply chain, including TINA compliance
    • Attendees will learn about ongoing issues in prime contractor oversight of subcontractors
    • Attendees will hear about the latest in best practices and other recent developments in cost and pricing supply chain issues
  • May 15: Cybersecurity Issues (Meghan Doherty, Dinesh Dharmadasa)
    • Attendees will hear advice about best practices for identifying and protecting CUI
    • Attendees will obtain a deeper understanding of cybersecurity supply chain challenges
    • Attendees will learn about recent and upcoming developments impacting Federal contractors
  • June 26: Mandatory Flow-Downs Applicable to Civilian Agencies (Whitney Alston, Aleksey Dabbs, Toghrul Shukurlu)
    • Attendees will learn the mandatory FAR flowdown clauses applicable to civilian agency contracts as of June 1, 2024
    • Attendees will hear advice on sources other than the FAR to derive terms and conditions that are not mandatory
    • Attendees will develop a better understanding of how to mitigate risk in their negotiation and performance of prime contracts and subcontracts