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Financial Forum Webinar Series 2021

February 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


This webinar focuses on the various contract methods and types in the context of a bid protest, which is a formal challenge to the award of a government contract or to the solicitation for such a contract.  The presentation begins with an overview of bid protests and the purpose of filing a bid protest with the federal procuring agency, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, or the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  Following the overview, the presentation will provide a primer on the different FAR contract methods and contract types that may be involved in the bid protest action.  The webinar will also discuss how certain contract methods and contract types may impact the availability of certain bid protest forums, when a bid protest must be filed, and whether any such claims can be brought in a forum at all.  Additionally, the presentation will provide important considerations for filing a bid protest, the most prevalent grounds for bid protests sustained in FY 2020, and recent and significant legal developments in the bid protest arena.

January 12: Principles of Fiscal Law and Government Contracts
February 9: Contract Types and Bid Protests
March 9: Cost Reasonableness and Allowability Overview and Updates
April 13: Cost Estimating and Truthful Cost or Pricing Data Requirements
May 11: Selected Cost Principles Part 1: Compensation, Travel, Legal and related costs
June 8: Selected Cost Principles Part 2: Selling, B&P, IR&D, and related costs
September 14: The Cost Accounting Standards
October 12: Pricing Requests for Equitable Adjustments and Pursuing Claims
November 9: Developments in Cost and Pricing Issues: A Year in Review


February 9, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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