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SPM Presentation - Top 10 Things You Should Know About Government Contracts

The federal government is unlike any other customer that a company can have.  Not only must contracts with the federal government contain specific clauses promulgated as regulations, but those clauses provide the federal government with rights that would be labeled “breach” in commercial contracts.  Moreover, companies doing business with the federal government must be prepared to face audits, investigations, and allegations of fraud.  This course provides a basic overview of the top ten major issues every practitioner needs to know.  The discussion will include:

• The significance of doing business on federal government money

• An overview of the Federal Acquisition Regulation

• The significance of contract types: cost type v. fixed price type

• Specific requirements for Accounting, Estimating and Pricing, Ethics, Subcontracts, Conflicts of Interest, Record keeping, Changes, and Terminations

• Contract and Subcontract modifications

• The role of the federal government contracting officer

• Contract closing

• Auditors, Inspectors General, and prosecutors

• The significance of legislative and regulatory developments

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 10 am to 12:10 pm


Stephen D. Knight, Smith Pachter & McWhorter PLC

CLE Credit: Yes

Event Description
2.0 Credit Hours

D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
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