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THURSDAY · MARCH 27, 2014 • 9:00am–10:15am

Session A: DCAA Perspective: Key Subcontracting Practices for Maintaining Approved Business Systems • Topaz PDF format

  • Patricia L. Lee, CPA, Western Region, Regional Audit Manager, Defense Contract Audit Agency
  • Alfred J. Massey, Western Region, Special Programs Manager, Defense Contract Audit Agency

This presentation reviewed key subcontract management areas and interests from a DCAA perspective. It provided a focused discussion on topics relative to accounting and estimating practices.

Session B: Structuring Teaming Agreements – Joint Ventures or Subcontracts? • Opal  PDF format

  • William Weisberg, Principal, Law Offices of William Weisberg PLLC
  • Joyce Tong Oelrich, Senior Attorney, Compliance, Office of General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

How two (or more) companies work together on a government contract impacts everything from deliverables to margins, to ultimate program success.  There are many decisions to make, none more important than underlying structure.  This session examined the pros and cons—and the art vs science—of subcontracts, joint ventures, and hybrid structures in competing for and performing government contracts.

THURSDAY · MARCH 27, 2014 • 10:30am–11:45am

Session C: Small Business Subcontracting Updates Panel • Topaz PDF format

  • Moderator: Lenn Vincent, Fellow, Industry Chair, Defense Acquisition University
  • Gloria Larkin, President, TargetGov
  • Mary J. Lake, Procurement Center Representative, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Rosa Rodarte, Lead, Business Opportunity Specialist, San Diego Small Business Administration
  • Debra Sampson, Small Business Liasion Officer, Fluor Government Group
  • Jeffery White, President/CEO, J.A. White & Associate, Inc.

This session provided an update on pertinent subcontract management challenges and issues associated with affiliation, mentor protege agreements, subcontract management goals and thresholds, and more. It also addressed training and education gaps that currently exist in the area of subcontract management.

Session D: Navigating Subcontracting Issues and Disputes • Opal  PDF format

  • Gary Campbell, Assistant General Counsel, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
  • Daniel Kelly, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP

This session provided tips to help you negotiate and manage a more effective federal subcontract and hopefully avoid subsequent disputes.  The session covered the drafting and negotiation of the key clauses that give rise to the most disputes, as well as the common pitfalls that lead to those disputes.

THURSDAY · MARCH 27, 2014 • 1:30pm–2:45pm

Session E: Audit Issues In Government Subcontracting • Topaz  PDF format

  • Janie Maddox, CPCM, Fellow
  • Brent A. Calhoon, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

This session was a discussion on contract audit-related issues. Key topic areas included adequacy and audits of accounting systems; labor timekeeping and cost representations for forward pricing; billing and incurred costs; and DCMA purchasing system issues, such as pricing and applicable documentation.

Session F: Practical Tools for Negotiating and Drafting Government Subcontracting Agreements • Opal PDF format

  • Mike Rizzo, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge
  • Keith Byers, Associate, McKenna Long & Aldridge

During this session, the speakers will conveyed mandatory and best practice flow-down clauses for typical government contracts, commercial item contracts, construction contracts and service contracts.  The speakers provided guidance on sources other than the Federal Acquisition Regulation for non-mandatory clauses.  The instructors also presented risk mitigation techniques via an interactive case study derived from an actual litigation matter.

THURSDAY · MARCH 27, 2014 • 3:00pm–4:15pm

Session G: Managing Ethical Concerns in Subcontracting • Topaz PDF format

  • Jim Kirlin, Senior Subcontracts Manager & Program Material Manager, Raytheon
  • Walter E. Vashak, Director, Contract Compliance, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
  • Penny White, Fellow, Senior Manager of Contracts & Pricing, The Boeing Company

This session focused on ensuring the highest degree of integrity and honesty is maintained in the subcontracting process. The speakers centered their discussions on critical areas such as the Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Compliance, Rules of Mandatory Disclosure, Managing Conflicts of Interest, and Unreasonable Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales.

Session H: Foreign Acquisition - DoS Contracts Performed Outside the U.S. • Opal  PDF formatPDF format

  • Nikki B. Burley, Subcontracting Program Manager, Department of State-OSDBU
  • Sharon D. James, Division Chief, Department of State
  • James W. Reed, Partner, Rhoads & Reed PLLC

This session focused on the aspect of foreign acquisitions and key strategies associated with proper procurement and subcontracting functions in this environment. Specific areas of focus included primes/subcontracts in an international environment; subcontracting relationships; source selection practices; consent to subcontract; embassy construction; security concerns, including trafficking in persons (TIPs); management and oversight (CORs and GTMs); directed subcontracts; and contractor recruitment of third-party nationals.

FRIDAY · MARCH 28, 2014 • 9:00am–10:15pm

Session I: DCMA Perspective: Key Subcontracting Practices for Maintaining Approved Business Systems • Topaz  PDF format

  • Andrew Obermeyer, CPCM, Fellow, Director, Business Operations Center, Defense Contract Management Agency

This session focused on DoD’s requirements for contracting purchasing systems, specifically the 24 specific criteria listed in the Contractor Purchasing System Administration clause at 252.244-7001, and Property Management System Analyses. The session also addressed the role and mission of the DCMA Business Operations Center, responsible for the CPSRs, terminations, property, and plant clearance lines of service DCMA provides to its customers.

Session J: Practical Tools for Negotiating and Drafting Government Subcontracting Agreements • Opal PDF format

  • Mike Rizzo, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge
  • Keith Byers, Associate, McKenna Long & Aldridge

During this session, the speakers conveyed mandatory and best practice flow-down clauses for typical government contracts, commercial item contracts, construction contracts and service contracts.  The instructors provided guidance on sources other than the Federal Acquisition Regulation for non-mandatory clauses.  The instructors also presented some risk mitigation techniques via an interactive case study derived from an actual litigation matter.






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