Understanding the FAR Mandatory Disclosure and Other Compliance Requirements for Federal Contractors
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires mandatory disclosures and specific requirements for ALL contractors working on federal government projects over $5 million. Among these requirements are adoption of “Codes of Business Ethics and Conduct,” implementation of training programs and internal control systems designed to prevent and/or detect fraud. Failure to comply could result in suspension or debarment, adverse performance assessment and termination for default and damages.
If you work on government projects, are you familiar with the recent requirements and have you made the necessary changes to your business processes? This seminar will help you learn how to perform gap analyses/risk assessments to determine whether your programs meet the recent requirements, and if not, how to make appropriate changes to stay in compliance.
Christopher A. Myers & Steven B. Shapiro
Mr. Myers is chair of Holland & Knight’s Compliance Services Team and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense Team. He is a former federal prosecutor and has experience in a broad range of complex matters affecting heavily regulated industries, including health care, government contracts, financial institutions, real estate and securities. He has represented clients with respect to matters involving civil and criminal fraud investigations, corporate governance, anti-money laundering, design and implementation of compliance programs and administrative litigation. Mr. Myers is certified as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and as a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional.
Mr. Shapiro focuses on the practice of construction law, public contracts and commercial litigation. Building on his experience representing contractors, public and private owners, architects, engineers and construction managers, he has developed extensive legal experience in all aspects of construction procurement, administration, claims, government contract and construction litigation, proposal preparation, bid protests, contract management, regulatory compliance and subcontractor, supplier and surety relations.
- What you need to do to comply with the requirements – looking back three years and looking forward
- The most controversial and misunderstood parts of the new rules
- Detailed explanation of required disclosures of certain crimes, False Claims Act violations and overpayments
- What contractual clauses can be used to reduce risk
- Learn about grace periods to implement a code of ethics awareness and compliance program and a training and internal control system
- How the changes will flow down to subcontractors
- And much, much more!
Who Will Benefit
This webinar is a must if you’re a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, attorney, government procurement official or other party, including non-profits, that work on federal government projects. This will be a critical issue with the expanded federal funds being spent under proposed jobs and stimulus plans. Register today!