Government Contracting Essentials (Update Available)

Procurement managers and other members of the procurement teams of companies that are involved in contracting with the federal government to provide goods and/or services

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Expected Duration
60 minutes

This course will provide a resource for employees of organizations who do business with the federal government and who therefore need to know how various federal laws that govern the contracting process affect their operations. Note that there may be special local or state rules that also apply, but those are not addressed in this course.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.


Regulatory Framework and Administrative Steps

  • identify the impact the concept of prevailing wage, as required by the Davis-Bacon Act and the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), has on a contract
  • identify key requirements of the Recovery Act
  • identify key administrative requirements for doing business with the federal government
  • identify the employment obligations expected of federal contractors

The Contract

  • identify the types of data typically sought by the government to determine whether a contract price is reasonable
  • recognize how the government ensures that contractors adhere to proper accounting practices
  • differentiate between two types of changes to contracts
  • identify the conditions under which a small business subcontracting plan is required
  • identify key concepts related to flow-down clauses
  • identify the sanctions the government could impose for noncompliance





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