Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 03, 2011
L2 Federal Resources soon will host a webinar to help contractors understand and address the new transparency requirements that they must abide by when working with the federal government.
The webinar addresses the limits of these new requirements -- when they do and do not apply, what must be disclosed and what may be kept confidential, and how to avoid the negative competitive impact of the new rules. The 90-minute event, entitled “The Limits of Transparency in Federal Contracting,” is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/3j479kg.
Federal contractors are subject to unprecedented transparency requirements, and it is not merely the dollar amount of a contract that is being made public. Executive compensation data must be reported on the Internet, even for privately held companies that do not hold prime contracts. A new Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) is now publicly accessible. There is even a proposal to publish the text of all federal contracts on the Internet.
This interactive program will help raise the awareness of attendees’ staffs about the importance of performance contracts under the watchful eye of the public and help them develop policies and practices to keep their companies in compliance. The webinar will familiarize attendees and their staffs with these transparency requirements and cover the following topics:
- The reporting of executive compensation.
- The reporting of first-tier subcontract data.
- FAPIIS, the Past Performance Information Retrieval System, and the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System.
- The Trade Secrets Act.
- Freedom of Information Act Exemption 4.
Addressing webinar attendees will be Brian Waagner, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Husch Blackwell LLP. He advises 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 responses to allegations of false claims.
Following Mr. Waagner’s presentation, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.
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/3j479kg.
L2 Federal Resources, LLC. is a new venture started by experienced publishing and training executives from the construction, legal, and government contracting industries. Its primary services include online resources and a weekly email publication on federal contracting. The company also offers online webinars on marketing, bidding, project management, and legal issues. The company can be reached via its website at http://www.l2federalresources.com/ or by phone at (202) 455-4941.
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