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Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Joint Ventures and Teaming Agreements

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Part 2: Joint Ventures and Teaming Agreements There are a variety of ways traditional “prime” and “sub” contractors can partner together under a federal procurement. Beyond the traditional prime/sub arrangement, companies may also consider utilizing joint ventures or teaming agreements to maximize the value provided to the government customer. In Part 2 of this 9-part […]

Buy America & Country of Origin Series: Country of Origin requirements under Federal Grant Programs

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Even when doing business with state and local governments, companies still may find themselves subject to certain country of origin requirements, especially when federal funds are involved in local infrastructure projects. Federal grant programs administered through state and local governments are subject to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards […]

Recurring Event Subcontract Management

Subcontract Management

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This Subcontract Management course is a comprehensive tutorial that explores FAR Part 44, Subcontracting – focusing on identifying and mitigating the vast array of risks often encountered by Government contractors in subcontract arrangements. Against a backdrop of the applicable regulations and relevant case law, the course explores numerous over-arching concepts inherent in federal subcontracting, providing […]

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Recurring Event Subcontract Management

Subcontract Management

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This Subcontract Management course is a comprehensive tutorial that explores FAR Part 44, Subcontracting – focusing on identifying and mitigating the vast array of risks often encountered by Government contractors in subcontract arrangements. Against a backdrop of the applicable regulations and relevant case law, the course explores numerous over-arching concepts inherent in federal subcontracting, providing […]

$498

Buy America & Country of Origin Series: Customs and “Made in the U.S.A.” Labeling

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is responsible for preventing deceptive and unfair advertising in the U.S. marketplace, and is granted authority to bring enforcement actions against false or misleading claims of a product’s U.S. origin. In other words, there is no legal requirement that a product be labeled as “Made in the U.S.A.” Rather, companies […]

Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Small Business Subcontractors

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Part 3: Small Business Subcontracting: An Overview Contractors frequently do business with small businesses for a variety of reasons, including tapping into a market reserved for small and socioeconomic preferences. In Part 3 of this 9-part series, the Sheppard Mullin Supply Chain Management Team will walk through the various types of small business relationships and […]

Buy America & Country of Origin Series: DOD: The Berry Amendment

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is responsible for preventing deceptive and unfair advertising in the U.S. marketplace, and is granted authority to bring enforcement actions against false or misleading claims of a product’s U.S. origin. In other words, there is no legal requirement that a product be labeled as “Made in the U.S.A.” Rather, companies […]

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Buy America & Country of Origin Series: DOD: Specialty Metal Restrictions

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Initially part of the Berry Amendment, in 2007 Congress separately required the Department of Defense (DOD) to procure certain defense articles produced using specialty metals (including high-end steel and titanium) domestically. Accordingly, specialty metals procured by DOD (whether as an end-item or as a component in other products) generally must be melted in the U.S. […]

Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Subcontracting Plans

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Part 4: Subcontracting Plans Contractors frequently do business with small businesses for a variety of reasons, including tapping into a market reserved for small and socioeconomic preferences. In Part 4 of this 9-part series, the Sheppard Mullin Supply Chain Management Team will dig into the FAR Part 19 guidance and requirements for Small Business Subcontracting […]

Buy America & Country of Origin Series: “Buy America” Round-Up: Additional Country of Origin Requirements

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Though we’ve covered quite a lot over 7 sessions, there still are many more “Buy America” and country of origin requirements mandated by Congress. In addition to those major preference regimes discussed previously, these other domestic content restrictions generally aim to fill in the gaps missed by the Buy American Act’s coverage. In Part 8 […]

Buy America & Country of Origin Series: Sanctions and other Prohibited Sources

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We’ve spent the last 8 sessions discussing when certain products or services receive preferential treatment based on their country of origin. In the last of our 9-part series, the Sheppard Mullin Supply Chain Management team flips the script, focusing on products and services that generally are banned from acquisitions and programs utilizing federal, and even […]

Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Contractor Purchasing Systems

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Part 5: Contractor Purchasing Systems The same way the FAR sets forth the policies and procedures guiding federal buyers in how they administer prime contracts, prime contractors are, in turn, required to implement policies and procedures to manage subcontractors effectively. In Part 5 of our 9-part series, the Sheppard Mullin Supply Chain Management Team will […]

Deciphering Government Contracts

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In a series of lessons, you will gain deep insight on how contracts, both government and commercial, are interpreted by boards and courts. The rules are not always the same for them! We will also spend some time discussing good contract drafting that will avoid interpretation disputes. Filled with both legal theory (for the legally […]

Deciphering Government Contracts – Say What You Mean; Mean What You Say

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In a series of lessons, you will gain deep insight on how contracts, both government and commercial, are interpreted by boards and courts. The rules are not always the same for them! We will also spend some time discussing good contract drafting that will avoid interpretation disputes. Filled with both legal theory (for the legally […]

Deciphering Government Contracts

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In a series of lessons, you will gain deep insight on how contracts, both government and commercial, are interpreted by boards and courts. The rules are not always the same for them! We will also spend some time discussing good contract drafting that will avoid interpretation disputes. Filled with both legal theory (for the legally […]

Deciphering Government Contracts – What IS the Contract? Putting the Right Things in and Leaving the Wrong Things Out

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In a series of lessons, you will gain deep insight on how contracts, both government and commercial, are interpreted by boards and courts. The rules are not always the same for them! We will also spend some time discussing good contract drafting that will avoid interpretation disputes. Filled with both legal theory (for the legally […]

Recurring Event Subcontract Management

Subcontract Management

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This Subcontract Management course is a comprehensive tutorial that explores FAR Part 44, Subcontracting – focusing on identifying and mitigating the vast array of risks often encountered by Government contractors in subcontract arrangements. Against a backdrop of the applicable regulations and relevant case law, the course explores numerous over-arching concepts inherent in federal subcontracting, providing […]

$498

Subcontracting Management from A to Z: Awarding Subcontracts

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Part 6: Awarding Subcontracts Having subcontracting policies and procedures is one thing, but none of it really matters if you can’t actually get business done. In Part 6 of this 9-part Series, the Sheppard Mullin Supply Chain Management Team will review best practices for selecting, awarding, and negotiating subcontract agreements, including discussing the government’s right […]