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Avoid traps that lurk in subcontracts and learn about the major changes coming in 2016.
The saying goes that two heads are better than one, and this is especially the case when pursuing government contract opportunities. It is a prime contract that has a contractor performing without any partners. Even large defense contractors with an extensive library of forms, however, can fall victim to certain traps that can lurk in the subcontract. Failure to comply with legal requirements, provide true and correct certifications, or negotiate adequate protection of one's interests can not only impact company bottom lines, but also subject one to liability under the civil False Claims Act, potential civil and criminal liability under federal fraud statutes, and potential administrative sanctions, such as suspension or debarment. Review some of the more important issues in a subcontract and provide valuable checklists and references for small business concerns, protecting intellectual property rights, and preserving ones status as a commercial item provider.
- You will be able to describe how to be aware of the compliance risks associated with representations and certifications.
- You will be able to recognize when to start negotiating the form of subcontract.
- You will be able to explain the benefits of commercial item government subcontracting.
- You will be able to review how to better protect yourself from unnecessary clause flow downs and payment risks.