December 15, 2020 Public Contract

On-Demand CLE

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Earn your CLE with these on-demand courses unless otherwise noted.

Previous Meetings

2020

ADR

Bid Protest

  • 2020 Annual Meeting
    Vote Tucker/ CICA 2020! An Election Season Debate About All Things Protest
    First there was Lincoln-Douglas; then Shapley-Curtis. Now, prepare for the most important debate of the 2020 election season: The Great Bid Protest Debate. A live studio audience as our “candidates” debates all things protest. From choice of forum decisions to how to best navigate procedural pitfalls, from identifying winning arguments to defending a contract award, from case management to client managemet… these contenders will share insights and highlight success with the interested party electorate.
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  • 2020 Federal Procurement Institute (FPI)
    Whither & Whether to Protest: New Legislative & Judicial Developments and their Impact on Filing Decisions
    Every year, between 2,500 – 3,000 bid protests are filed at GAO, with another 100 – 200 protests filed at the Court of Federal Claims. Yet year in and year out, less than 20% of GAO protests are sustained, and the win rate is even lower at COFC. In addition, new DoD and legislative agendas seek to curtail a contractor's ability to protest. Given these facts, and the legal fees and other costs associated with protesting, why protest at all?
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  • Hot Topics and Trends In Bid Protest Practice and Procedure of 2018
    2018 brought in watershed changes in how bid protests are filed, litigated, and decided. In addition, the federal government’s continued spending on services has resulted in several new developments in how protests regarding services contracts are decided. Join our knowledgeable panel in learning about these new developments.
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Construction

  • 2020 Annual Meeting
    Technological Advances & the Resulting Risks, Challenges & Impacts on Construction Projects
    This panel will discuss the use of new technologies, including 3D printing, unmanned aircraft systems (drones), and cell phone/ GPS tracking of personnel on construction projects. Such advances reduce the risk of injury to personnel, assist in accurately documenting site conditions, and result in cost savings. However, construction counsel should also be aware of the legal implications/ risks/ challenges posed by this new technology. This panel will address those concerns as well as ways to integrate these new technologies into future projects.
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Commercial Contracts

COVID-19

Cybersecurity

Debarment

Disaster Planning

  • 2020 Public Procurement Symposium
    State & Federal Biohazard Contracting: Developing Countermeasures & StockpilingThis panel with over 40 years of experience in local, state, and federal government contracting related preparation and response to bioterrorism and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats will discuss their experience in contracting in the state and federal biohazard arena.
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  • .2020 Public Procurement SymposiumConserving Public Resources — How Energy Performance Contracting and Other Efficiency and Conservation Programs Can Help Combat Energy ChangeAs discussed throughout this conference, change is affecting all aspects of public contracting and our daily lives. Climate change and how we use energy is another aspect of the changes government and individuals are dealing with in their operations and everyday life. This session will explore local, state and federal government programs (including state loan programs) and contracting approaches for future energy management and conservation efforts at all levels of government in the U.S.Earn your on-demand CLE
  • 2020 Public Procurement Symposium
    Enforcement Issues after Disasters
    This panel will address enforcement responses & the relationship to recent and ongoing disaster responses by local, state, and federal governments. Topics will include how federal & state enforcement matters arise following disasters; what to expect from enforcement officials; why contracting after a disaster requires special attention; and best practices for responding to enforcement inquiries.
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  • 2020 Public Procurement Symposium
    Identifying & Responding to a Cyber-Related Disaster
    Increasing cyber threats to infrastructure and other targets have required government contractors to report on actual or suspected cyber incidents, engage in the preservation of data, and work with Government officials to mitigate such events. This cyber disaster exercise will instruct government contract lawyers to identify and assess a cyber incident and coordinate communication with affected entities.
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  • 2020 Public Procurement Symposium
    The Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Contracting: Where We Are Today and Where We Are Going
    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted key legal provisions and the work of federal contractors. This panel will explore the relevant provisions of CARES & FFCRA; employment/ paid leave considerations; regulations that may impact contractor profitability during the recovery phase; the oversight environment for contractors; and risk mitigation measures to enhance government contract compliance.
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Environment

  • 2020 Public Procurement Symposium
    Conserving Public Resources — How Energy Performance Contracting and Other Efficiency and Conservation Programs Can Help Combat Energy Change
    As discussed throughout this conference, change is affecting all aspects of public contracting and our daily lives. Climate change and how we use energy is another aspect of the changes government and individuals are dealing with in their operations and everyday life. This session will explore local, state and federal government programs (including state loan programs) and contracting approaches for future energy management and conservation efforts at all levels of government in the U.S.
    Earn your on-demand CLE

  • 2020 Public Procurement Symposium
    Enforcement Issues after Disasters
    This panel will address enforcement responses & the relationship to recent and ongoing disaster responses by local, state, and federal governments. Topics will include how federal & state enforcement matters arise following disasters; what to expect from enforcement officials; why contracting after a disaster requires special attention; and best practices for responding to enforcement inquiries.
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Ethics

  • 2020 Federal Procurement Institute (FPI)
    Ethics Issues Regarding Social Media & Government Contracting
    Social media has become a component of attorney competence. Various applicable ABA model rules and some select states' rules of professional conduct that apply when addressing social media-related issues in legal practice generally - and particularly as these issues may apply to the government contracting community - are addressed by our panel.
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Government Contracts

Subcontracts