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Government Contracts and Procurement Regulations: Doing Business with Federal, State and Local Government Entities from Minnesota

Discover how to navigate the minefields of public contracting and procurement code with ease. Do you want to know how to minimize the looming pitfalls inherent in public contracting? Now you can - purchase these reference materials and enhance your knowledge of the complex and always changing system of laws and regulations involved in public contracting and procurement. You'll find out not only how to effectively coordinate the public procurement process, but also how to make strategic decisions concerning bid protests and contractual disputes. These reference materials will show you how public procurement projects are awarded and what you should do if you encounter a problem along the way. Presented from both legal and practical perspectives, these reference materials will give you the tools you need to face the changing landscape in this often daunting field. Benefits for You •Master the bidding and contractor selection process - know what to do and what not to do •Take the guesswork out of bid protest procedure •Resolve thorny disputes arising out of public contracts •Take the guesswork out of subcontracting and flow down clauses Learning Objectives •You will be able to discuss the fundamentals of a procurement system. •You will be able to describe how to prepare winning proposals. •You will be able to identify flow downs. •You will be able to explain the four key concepts in government contract litigation.
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Understanding and Winning Government Contracts: An Overview of Doing Business With Government Entities
— Mark J. Blando
  • Fundamentals of a Procurement System
  • Key Statutes and Regulations
  • The Source Selection Process: Sealed Bidding vs. Negotiated Procurement
  • Contract Award: Responsiveness and Responsibility
  • Contract Formation and Contract Types
  • Preparing Winning Proposals
Bid Protests: Ensuring a Fair Selection Process
— Jeff H. Eckland
  • An Overview of Protesting Federal Government Contract Awards
  • Pre-Award and Post-Award Protests: What, When, Where, How and Why
  • Recent Developments and Strategies for Success
State and Local Procurement in Minnesota
— Daniel J. Cragg
  • Overview of State and Local Contracting
  • Types of Contracts and Procedure From Solicitation to Award
  • Cooperative Purchasing Agreements
  • Bid Protests, Claims and Litigation
Subcontracting and Flow Down Clauses: What's in Your Contract?
— Jeff H. Eckland
  • Flow Down Overview
    • Identifying and Categories of Flow Downs
    • Applicability of Flow Downs Based on Relationship of Parties
  • Subcontracts vs. Supplier Agreements
    • Legal Distinctions in the FAR and the Courts
    • Types of Agreements
    • Problems With Flowing Down Clauses and Potential Consequences
  • Compliance With Flow Down Requirements
    • Determining the Nature of the Relationship
    • Determining the Source of Funding
    • Applying the Necessary Flow Down Provisions
Commercial Item Contracting and GSA Schedules: A Simpler Way to Do Business With the Federal Government?
— Mark J. Blando
  • Development of the Current Commercial Item Regime
    • The Call for Reform
    • Statutes and Regulations
  • Commercial Item Acquisitions
    • Definitions: What Is a Commercial Item (CI)?
    • Solicitation, Evaluation and Award
    • Pricing Commercial Items
    • What Contract Do and Don't Terms Apply?
    • Subcontracts for Commercial Items
  • GSA Schedule Contracting
    • Getting on Schedule/Pricing
    • Compliance Issues/Price Reduction Clause
Suing Uncle Sam: Claims and Disputes in Government Contracts
— Daniel J. Cragg
  • Four Key Concepts in Government Contract Litigation
  • The Contract Disputes Act
    • The Claim Process
    • The Appeal Process
  • Other Government Claims
  • Settlement of Government Claims
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Mark J. Blando – Moderator

Eckland & Blando, LLP

  • Partner with Eckland & Blando, LLP
  • Dedicated to all forms of litigation against the government
  • Advises government contractors and subcontractors on a wide range of transactional matters
  • Writes and lectures frequently on a variety of government contract topics
  • Member of the National Contract Management Association, Twin Cities Chapter (past president and national director); American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law; and the Association of the United States Army
  • J.D. degree, with honors, George Washington University; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Boston College
  • Can be contacted at 612-236-0162 or [email protected]

Daniel Cragg

Eckland & Blando, LLP

Daniel J. Cragg

  • Associate with Eckland & Blando, LLP
  • Aggressive litigator with a focus on cases involving the government
  • Member of the National Contract Management Association; Maritime Law Association of the United States; Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society; Minnesota State Bar Association, Twin Cities Chapter (president-elect); Ramsey and Hennepin County Bar Associations; and the American Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law; B.A. degree, with distinction, Virgina Military Institute
  • Can be contacted at 612-236-0165 or [email protected]

Jeff H. Eckland

Eckland & Blando, LLP

  • Partner with Eckland & Blando, LLP
  • Focuses practice on government contracts and general commercial litigation
  • Negotiated at the Pentagon stays of suspension and debarment proceedings, represented government contractors in civil and criminal environmental proceedings
  • Counsels government contractors and their subcontractors on a variety of transactional and compliance issues
  • Member of The Fund for Legal Aid
  • Pre-eminently rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and fellow of the National Contract Management Association
  • J.D. degree, University of Chicago Law School; B.A. degree, summa cum laude, University of Minnesota
  • Can be contacted at 612-236-0161 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 390430
Published 2013
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