Essential Considerations in Federal Subcontracting
Format: Live webinar
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Trainer: Maria Panichelli
NCMA Certifications: 1.5 CPEs
APTAC CPP Certification: pending
In this webinar, experienced Federal Contracting attorney, Maria Panichelli, will cover the essential issues that prime contractors and subcontractors must keep in mind when negotiating and drafting subcontracts for use on Federal projects.
She will discuss the negotiation of subcontract clauses, including mandatory FAR flow-downs and other critical provisions such as disputes and payment clauses. Maria will also explain how to handle upstream claims against the owner, detailing how to navigate the pass-through claim process and the negotiation of liquidating agreements.
Finally, you’ll learn the unique challenges and special protections offered to construction subcontractors in particular, as we walk you through the procedures – and common pitfalls – relating to Miller Act claims.
Target Audience: Federal contractors and subcontractors
Meet Your Trainer:
MARIA PANICHELLI is an experienced government contracting attorney, whose practice focuses on federal construction contracting and small business procurement. Her practice spans a variety of federal contracting matters, including bid protests, REAs, contract claims, and appeals. She has represented clients before numerous Federal agencies, the Government Accountability Office, and various Federal and state courts, and has litigated cases covering a wide range of construction-related issues such as defective designs, defective specifications, differing site conditions, changes, suspensions, delays, and contract terminations. Maria frequently counsels clients with regards to compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, Prompt Payment Act, and False Claims Act. Maria also counsels clients in all aspects of small business procurement. Maria successfully challenged negative agency findings with regard to clients’ SDVOSB and 8(a) eligibility, and successfully defeated size and status related bid protests brought by competitors. She has considerable experience drafting teaming and joint venture agreements, and advising small business clients with regard to potential affiliation problems and subcontracting requirements. Her small business practice also involves drafting corporate governance documents that will comply with small business program eligibility requirements.