On March 9th, 2016, join Maria Panichelli and Amy Kirby for their two seminars, “The Fundamentals of the Far Part 1, 2 and 3,” and “Debriefings, Bid Protests and Size Status Eligibility,”as part of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center of Delaware‘s (PTAC) two part seminar event, Two Seminars on the Same Day, One Price.

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1.   The Fundamentals of the FAR Part 1, 2 and 3:

The United States Government is the world’s largest buyer of products and services. However, these purchases are governed by a very special set of rules and regulations known as the FAR, and its supplementary regulations. If you want to become a successful government contractor, you have to be intimately familiar with these governing rules and regulations, and the ways in which they affect the procurement process. In this session, experienced Federal Contracting attorneys provide an overview of the FAR, with a particular focus on how the FAR impacts the source selection process. We will walk you through the procurement process, from solicitation to award, explaining the most common types of contracts used by the government (Firm-Fixed Price, Cost-Reimbursable, IDIQ, MATOC etc), the various methods of procurement (Sealed Bidding, Contracting by Negotiation, LPTA, etc), and – most importantly – how the government will evaluate your bid/offer.

2.   Debriefings, Bid Protests and Size Status Eligibility:

In today’s federal contracting market, the source selection process is extremely competitive. Understanding protests and the procedures relating to protests can make the difference between getting the contract or getting left out of the race altogether.

There are so many questions: Was a contract improperly awarded to someone else? Is there any way to fight the agency’s decision and get the award after all? What are the differences between the various types of protests (Bid Protests, Size Protests, and Status Protests) and Size/Eligibility Investigations, and which one should you use?

This seminar will cover all aspects of the protest process. Learn how to use debriefings and protests as an affirmative tool to get the contract you want. We will walk through the debriefing and protest process and explain the who, what, when, where, why & how of filing a protest. You will also learn how to defend your business against, or even avoid, protests filed by frustrated competitors.

Maria L. Panichelli is an Associate in the firm’s Federal Contracting Practice Group. Her practice includes a wide variety of federal contracting and construction matters, as well as all aspects of small business procurement.

Amy M. Kirby is an Associate in the firm’s Federal Contracting Practice Group and focuses her practice on government construction litigation. Amy’s practice includes a wide variety of federal construction matters.