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Government Contracts Compliance – Employment, Health and Safety

January 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$1500

Government contracts compliance is complicated and constantly evolving. Keeping up with thousands upon thousands of rules, regulations, statutes, guidance, and more is time consuming and exhausting. In this unique 17-part compliance webinar series, leading experts walk you through key challenges and provide strategies for how to overcome them. This series does not stop at covering just the fundamentals of compliance; it will also cover best practices to meet the challenges of a changing regulatory environment in an evolving, turbulent world.

In this series, leading experts in Government contracts compliance will walk you through key challenges and provide strategies for how to overcome them. This series does not stop at covering just the fundamentals of compliance; it will also cover best practices to meet the challenges of a changing regulatory environment in an evolving, turbulent world.

17 Sessions will run Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:30 pm (ET)

  • Sept 17, 24
  • Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Nov 5, 12, 19
  • Dec 3, 10, 17
  • Jan 7, 14, 21, 28

Features

1.    Corruption Issues

  • Gifts
  • Gratuities
  • Kickbacks
  • Whistleblower Protections
  • [Note: Limitation on Funds is included with lobbying section (Byrd Amendment)]

2.    Procurement Process

  • Covenant Against Contingent Fees
  • Procurement Integrity (disclosure restrictions)
  • Organizational Conflicts of Interest
  • Duty to Disclose Evidence of Fraud
  • The System for Award Management (SAM) Reps and Certs

3.    International Business Issues

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • The International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulation (EAR) The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) export controls
  • Anti-boycott laws
  • Buy American and Trade Agreements Acts, Berry & Kissell Amendments
  • Human trafficking (not just an overseas issue, but that’s where requirements are most rigorous)

4.    Supply Chain Issues

  • CPSR
  • Subcontractor source selection (responsibility, past performance)
  • Unreasonable Restrictions on Subcontracting Sales to Government (FAR 52.203-6)
  • Counterfeit parts
  • Preventing prohibited sources in supply chain
  • Excessive pass-through charges

5.    The Other Business Systems

  • Property System
  • Estimating System
  • Earned Value Management System
  • Material Management & Accounting System

6.     Cost and Pricing

  • Pricing Strategies
  • Price Analysis
  • Commercial Items
  • Competition
  • Cost Justified Pricing

7.    Accounting Systems

  • Cost accounting
  • Time cards
  • Truth in Negotiations Act
  • Certifications (indirect costs, incurred costs, etc.)
  • Audits

8.    The Dark Side

  • False Claims Acts
  • False Statements Act
  • Suspension and debarment

9.    Cybersecurity

  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Guidance
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Rules
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model certification (CMMC)
  • Safeguarding Covered Contractor Information
  • Controlled Unclassified Information
  • Safeguarding Covered Defense Information

10.    Interacting with Government

  • Post-employment restrictions (Procurement Integrity Act, 18 U.S.C. 207)
  • Issues when working on government site
  • Status of contractor when “representing” government
  • Personal Conflict of Interest

11.    Antitrust and Lobbying

  • Certificate of independent pricing
  • Restraints on trade
  • HLOGA – gift rules
  • Registration requirements
  • Byrd amendment

12.    Compliance Program

  • Requirements for small businesses
  • Requirements for everyone else
  • Flowdowns to subcontractors

13.    Contract Administration

  • Limitations on authorizations (to make agreements or execute documents)
  • Compliance with audit requirements
  • Records retention
  • Nepotism
  • Internal personal conflicts of interest

14.    Socioeconomic Issues and Schedule Contracts

  • Small business status – affiliation rules
  • Small business size protests
  • 8(a), SDVO, HUBZone and WOSB programs
  • Limitations on Subcontracting (FAR 52.219-14)
  • Schedules – Commercial pricing information
  • Price reduction clause

15.    Employment, Health and Safety

  • Equal opportunity requirements
  • Affirmative Action requirements
  • Environmental, health and safety issues

16.    Safeguarding Proprietary Information

  • Technical data and computer software
  • Patent rights
  • Authorization and consent
  • Non-disclosure agreements

17.     Classified Contracting, and Privacy Issues

  • National Industry Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)– Personnel clearances
  • Facility Clearances
  • Privacy Act
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Learning Credits

  • CLE: 1.5 CLE per session, for a total of 25.5 credits for the series
  • PDU: 1.5 PDU per session, for a total of 25.5 credits for the series
  • CPE: 1.5 CPE per session, for a total of 31 credits for the series
  • CLP: 2 credits per session, for a total of 34 credits for the series

Details

Date:
January 14, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
$1500
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Venue

Online

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Delivery Method
Webinar