Fundamentals of the FAR
Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording will be available on April 10th)
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Trainer: Maria Panichelli
NCMA Certifications: 1.5 CPEs
APTAC Certifications: 0.75 ATC
APTAC BOK: C.1.1 Federal Acquisition Regulation (Core)
This webinar, led by experienced government contracting attorney Maria Panichelli, will cover the basic function and structure of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (the FAR). We will begin with a brief description of the history of the FAR and its development as the governing law of federal procurement. After that, we will walk the audience through the organization of the FAR. Using real-world examples, this presentation will walk you through the organization and structure of the FAR, with a special focus on the regulations governing the submission and evaluation of proposals.
We will also touch upon often overlooked portions of the FAR, including FAR Part 3, Improper Business Conflicts and Personal Conflicts of Interest; FAR Part 6, Competition Requirements; and FAR Part 9, Contractor Qualifications. After that, we will focus on other critical sections, including FAR Part 19, Small Business Programs; FAR Part 31, Contract Cost Principles and Procedures; and FAR Part 33, Protests, Disputes and Appeals. Finally, we will discuss agency supplements to the FAR and deviations. Learn how to navigate the FAR, how to stay in compliance with their regulatory obligations, and how the FAR is interpreted and applied by the Boards and Courts.
Target Audience: Novice and experienced small business contractors pursuing opportunities in the government marketplace.
Meet Your Trainer:
MARIA PANICHELLI‘s practice focuses on all aspects of federal government procurement law, including bid protests, Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims and litigation, statutory and regulatory compliance counseling, and small business procurement. She represents a variety of government contractors including construction contractors, information technology and information system contractors, advisory and assistant service contractors, security contractors, dredging contractors, environmental remediation contractors, and suppliers. Maria counsels and guides her clients through the entire lifecycle of their government contracts, providing comprehensive representation that allows her clients to navigate complicated legal requirements while fulfilling their own business goals.