Communicating with Government Contracting Officials: What Can (and Should) Contractors Really Say and Do?
Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on March 18, 2021)
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructors: Steven Koprince and Shane McCall, Koprince Law LLC
NCMA Certifications: 1.5 CPEs
APTAC Certifications: 0.75 ATC
APTAC BOK: C.13 Post Award Administration, C.9 Bids and Solicitations
*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.
When it comes to effective communication, the government and industry often get it wrong. Misconceptions and misunderstandings abound and can prove very costly for contractors.
In this webinar, government contracts attorneys Shane McCall and Steven Koprince debunk some of the most common myths and misunderstandings held by contractors, including when and how you can communicate one-on-one with a contracting officer, who has authority to modify your contract, what to do when an unauthorized official gives you instructions, how the government gratuities rules differ from standard commercial practice, and much more.
Target Audience: companies seeking federal contracting opportunities
Meet Your Instructors:
STEVEN KOPRINCE is the founder of Koprince Law LLC and a Senior Partner with the firm. Steven’s legal practice is devoted exclusively to helping clients achieve their federal government contracting goals. Steven is the author of The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts (AMACOM Books, 2012) and his articles have appeared in several leading industry and legal publications, including Contract Management Magazine and The Procurement Lawyer. Steven has spoken to audiences across the country on government contracting topics and is a regular presenter with Govology. A graduate of Duke University and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, Steven lives in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, with his wife and two children. Steven can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 785-200-8919.
SHANE McCALL is a senior associate attorney at Koprince Law LLC in Lawrence, Kansas. He focuses on assisting small businesses in their quest to navigate the thicket of federal government contracting. He regularly litigates GAO bid protests, as well as size and status protests and appeals before the SBA. He also assists with contract administration issues, including claims and appeals. In the transactional world, he works on mentor-protégé agreements, joint venture agreements, subcontracts, and teaming agreements, among other things. Shane also advises companies on FAR and SBA compliance issues.
Shane’s writing on small business government contracting matters can regularly be found at SmallGovCon, and his work has appeared in Contract Management magazine. You can contact him at email@example.com.