GovCon Examiner Live Presents “Government Contracting Fundamentals” Series

December 11, 2019

Obermayer is excited to introduce its new  “GovCon Examiner Live” webinar series, your resource for the fundamentals in government contracting and small business procurement. Over the course of 12 months, our experienced government contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli and Michael Richard will bring their popular GovCon Examiner blog to life with legal updates and practical tips for your business.

The series will include the following 12 sessions, please register for each panel that you are interested in attending.


  1. December 11, 2019 – An Introduction to the FAR – click here to register

The Federal Acquisition Regulation – also known as the FAR – is the seminal body of regulations that governs all federal government contracting. This webcast will cover the basic function and structure of the FAR.   After a quick summary on the history of the FAR, we will move on to the organization and structure of the FAR, with a special focus on the regulations governing the submission and evaluation of proposals.

  1. January 15, 2020 – A Primer on the Federal Small Business Programs: Eligibility and Common Pitfalls – click here to register

For many government contractors, their primary goals is to maximize award opportunities.  In today’s environment, where an increasing number of contracts are set-aside for small businesses, that means understanding how to leverage small business eligibility to maximize contract opportunities.   But how can a contractor tell what programs it may be eligible for and – more importantly – what common pitfalls could be putting its eligibility in danger?  In this webinar, Obermayer’s experienced government contracting attorneys will answer those very questions.

  1. February 5, 2020 – Asserting Bid Protests: Getting the Contracts You Deserve – click here to register

Competition for federal government contracts today is fierce.  As a result, bid protests are a common feature of many procurements.  Understanding the processes and procedures that govern bid protests can mean the difference between getting a contract, or losing out to a competitor.  In this webinar, Obermayer’s experienced government contracting attorneys will walk attendees through the basics of both asserting, and defending, bid protests.

  1. March 18, 2020 – CDA Claims: Litigation Process & Procedures – click here to register

As any federal government contractor will tell you, federal government contract disputes are unique.  Unlike other types of contract disputes where you can simply initiate an action in court, claims or disputes arising out of federal government contracts must be dealt with using specific procedures involving administrative review and special courts.  In this webinar, Obermayer’s government contracts attorneys will walk you through the often-misunderstood process used to litigate government contract claims against the federal government.

  1. April 8, 2020 – Changes: The Most Important Clause in Government Contracting – click here to register

If you do business with the federal government, the Changes clause just may be the most important clause in your contract.   From variations in quantities, to design revisions, to delays, to defective specifications, to breaches of warranty, many if not most of the issues that arise during the performance of a government contract are within the scope of the Changes clause.  In this webinar, Obermayer’s government contracts attorneys will discuss the multitude of circumstances that implicate the FAR’s Changes clause.

  1. May 13, 2020 – Well, This Shouldn’t be Here! How to Deal with Differing Site Conditions and Defective Specifications on Federal Projects – click here to register

Differing site conditions can be a confusing issue for contractors to deal with.  Can you recognize a differing site condition and identify what type of differing site condition something is?  Are you able to distinguish between a “change” and a different site condition?  What about notice – do you know how to protect your claim rights and get paid for the costs incurred with dealing with a differing site conditions?  In this webinar, Obermayer’s experienced government contracts attorneys will discuss the function and purpose of the differing site condition clause.

  1. June 10, 2020 – Scheduling Issues on Federal Contracts: Distinguishing Delays, Disruption and Suspensions – registration opens soon


  1. July 15, 2020 – Avoiding Terminations for Default, and the Impact of T4Cs and T4Ds – registration opens soon


  1. August 12, 2020 – Contractor Claims Based on Improper CPARS and Good Faith and Fair Dealing – registration opens soon


  1. September 16, 2020 – Key Considerations in Federal Subcontracting – registration opens soon


  1. October 14, 2020 – Teaming, Joint Ventures and the Mentor Protégé Programs – registration opens soon


  1. November 11, 2020 – Defending Bid Protests – registration opens soon

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