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Does a Business Really Need to Know About Government Contracting?

Strategic Outreach and Communications

Training Webinar

 Does a Business Really Need to Know About Government Contracting? 


Date: March 13, 2024

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: Powered By Cisco WebEx


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This program will provide information for businesses on government requirements for businesses under the FAR; how to structure a company to avoid losing set-aside or small status; how to identify and protect intellectual property; managing employees; and government regulations that contractors must follow.  Attendees will also learn practical ways a business can plan to mitigate its legal, financial and reputational risks.

  1. Government requirements for compliance, ethics and integrity – what is a responsible contractor
  2. Corporate Structure & Ownership
    1. To avoid affiliation/protect set-aside status
    2. Legal entity selection
    3. By-laws, articles of incorporation, operating agreements
  3. Protecting Intellectual Property
  4. Managing employees
  5. Managing Risk & Liability
    1. Governance – what is it and why does it matter
    2. Internal controls – what are they and why do the matter, and what the government requires
    3. Contracts – how a contract helps a business manage risk
    4. Insurance – how insurance helps manage risk, and the government requires it
  6. Government Contracting Requirements
    1. False Claims Act and why it matters
    2. Cybersecurity requirements
    3. Improper Conduct: gifts, conflicts of interest, recruiting/hiring, lobbying, procurement integrity
    4. Government & Prime right to terminate
      1. Types of termination
      2. Mitigating risks of termination
      3. Stop work notices
      4. Notice and cure


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