NCMA to Host Public Meeting on Proposed FAR Rule

May 20, 2008

Contact: Danielle Johnson
571-382-1133
djohnson@ncmahq.org

 NCMA to Host Public Meeting on Proposed FAR Rule  

Neutral Forum to Discuss FAR Case 2007-17, Service Contractor Employee Personal Conflicts of Interest  

ASHBURN, Va. – May 20, 2008 – The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, May 21 at 1:00 PM, to discuss FAR Case 2007-17. The event is open to the public, and several leaders in the contract management profession have been invited. 

“NCMA believes this is an issue of importance to many contract managers within both government and industry,” said NCMA Executive Director, Neal Couture. “NCMA does not have an official position on the proposed rule and has organized this event as a neutral forum to enable the open exchange of ideas.”  

The meeting will be facilitated by Mr. Vic Avetissian, NCMA past national president, Board of Advisors member, and advocacy committee advisor. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the location below: 

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership
Marriott Learning Complex
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004  

Speakers Include:

• Alan Chvotkin, Professional Service Council
• Alison Doyle, McKenna, Long & Aldridge
• Jon Etherton, Etherton & Associates
• Carolyn Kirby, Assistant Director, Acquisition and Sourcing, Management, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
• Representative, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP)
• Representative, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Department of Defense (DPAP) 

FAR Case 2007-17, Service Contractor Employee Personal Conflicts of Interest, was published on March 26, 2008, for proposed comment. Following the meeting, NCMA will develop any input for submission to the FAR Secretariat addressing the proposed rule.  The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (the Councils) are interested in effectively and efficiently promoting ethical behavior by determining methods of addressing service contractor employees' personal conflicts of interest (PCI) and methods of disclosing contractor practices, prohibitions, or reliance on specified principles. For more information on FAR Case 2007-17, visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-6100.htm. 

Meeting Presentations Available

Follow the links below to view presentations from the meeting.

Meeting Agenda

Presentation by Michael Gerich

Presentation by Jon Etherton

 

About NCMA 

Founded in 1959, NCMA is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. For more information, visit www.ncmahq.org. 

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