The FAR on Source Section, Award

The FAR on Source Selection, Award, and After – Understanding Rights and Remedies Relating to Federal Government Contract Awards

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on March 25th)
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Maria Panichelli, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
NCMA Certifications: 1.5 CPEs
APTAC Certifications: pending
APTAC BOK: pending

*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.

In this training, experienced federal government contracting attorney Maria Panichelli will explain FAR essentials that every government contractor should know.

You will learn about:

  • the history of the FAR, including its purpose, importance, and basic structure;
  •  the most critical sections of the FAR relating to Contractor Qualifications, Eligibility, and Responsibility; and
  • What the FAR says about Procurement Types and Source Selection.

Maria will walk you through a primer on the source selection process, paying particular attention to the regulations governing the submission and evaluation of proposals for competitive procurements under FAR Part 15. She will also address the rights and remedies available to a contractor in connection with a disputed source selection decision.

Target Audience: Businesses pursuing government market opportunities

Meet Your Instructor:

Maria Panichelli

MARIA PANICHELLI is a partner and the Chair of the Government Contracting practice group at the law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP. She focuses her practice exclusively on federal government contracting and procurement, guiding her clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their federal contracts. She provides comprehensive legal counseling, which allows her clients to successfully navigate the complicated legal requirements related to federal contracting while still fulfilling their own business goals. 

 Maria’s practice includes pre- and post-award bid protests, contract interpretation and performance counseling, the preparation and negotiation of Requests for Equitable Adjustment and Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims, claims appeal litigation before the Boards of Contract Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims and the Federal Circuit, statutory and regulatory compliance counseling, the negotiation of FAR-compliant subcontracts and the resolution of subcontractor disputes (including the negotiation of liquidating agreements, and the use of pass-through claims and Miller Act bond claims), and contract terminations. Maria also counsels clients regarding all aspects of small business procurement. She routinely assists clients with eligibility analyses and certifications, has successfully challenged negative agency findings with regard to clients’ SDVOSB, HUBZone and 8(a) eligibility, and has successfully defeated size and status protests brought by clients’ competitors. Maria has considerable experience drafting teaming and joint venture agreements, as well as helping clients navigate the SBA Mentor-protégé programs. She has represented a wide variety of government prime and subcontractors including construction contractors, information technology and information system contractors, medical staffing contractors, advisory and assistant services contractors, security contractors, dredging contractors, environmental remediation contractors, and suppliers. These clients are located, and work, both across the United States and abroad.  Maria has represented her clients before numerous federal agencies, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Contract Boards of Appeals as well as the Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and other state and federal courts.

Contact Info: You can contact Maria Panichelli by email (Maria.Panichelli@obermayer.com) or phone (215-665-3017). You can also follow Maria on Twitter: @MariaPanichelli and on LikedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariapanichelli/.


Mar 19 2020


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 19 2020
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm