WPL Webinar to Examine Federal Construction Contracting

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The upcoming webinar is designed to benefit contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, attorneys, and other parties who work on federal government construction projects. The event will address the Spearin doctrine, Eichleay formula, and several other key topics.

WPL Publishing next month will host an interactive webinar to help various professionals understand the requirements they need to know before entering into construction contracts with the federal government.

Brian Waagner and Hal Perloff, partners in the Washington, D.C., office of Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP, will make presentations at the webinar, entitled "The Keys to Federal Construction Contracting." The 90-minute webinar will take place March 16 at 1:00 p.m. EST. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/yfnfkbw.

The dramatic increase in federal construction spending has led many contractors to look to the federal government as an opportunity to expand their businesses during these tough economic times. While working as a federal contractor or subcontractor offers many opportunities, the rules governing contractor relationships with the government differ from the private sector. This live webinar focuses on the recurring and troubling questions facing federal contractors and offers practical guidance aimed at simplifying the process of dealing with the government.

During the webinar, Waagner and Perloff will address the following topics:

  • How federal contracts differ from commercial contracts
  • How the government buys construction services, and how to compete for them
  • The roles of the CO, the COTR, the ROICC, DCAA, OIG, and other government representatives
  • The Christian doctrine, Spearin doctrine, Eichleay formula, and other special rules governing contract performance
  • Best practices for preparing requests for equitable adjustment and resolving disputes in accordance with the Contract Disputes Act
  • The most controversial and misunderstood parts of E-Verify compliance
  • Special audit and oversight rules governing stimulus-funded contracts

In addition, a 10-to-15 minute period has been reserved at the end of the panelists' presentations for an interactive question-and-answer session so that attendees can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about topics discussed.

This webinar is a must for a contractor, subcontractor, construction manager, surety, attorney, or other party who works on federal government construction projects.

Waagner advises construction contractors and subcontractors on issues relating to their federal contracts, including contract award controversies, compliance issues and audits, requests for equitable adjustment and claims, and responding to allegations of false claims.

Formerly a JAG attorney with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and shareholder with Wickwire Gavin P.C., Perloff's practice focuses on issues facing federal construction contractors. He has particular expertise on privatized military housing projects procured under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative.
Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/yfnfkbw.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. produces four construction newsletters: Construction Project Controls & BIM Report (http://www.projectcontrols.com), Construction Claims Advisor (http://www.constructionclaims.com), Green Building Insider (http://www.greenbuildinginsider.com), and Construction Advisor Today (http://www.constructionadvisortoday.com). The company also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.


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