This training course is designed to familiarize and inform current government contracts of the legal requirements and obligations that are embedded into contractor code of business ethics and conduct clauses. Given the increased crackdown on government contracting, there as increase in terminations for default due to non-compliance with contract terms and conditions. This is especially true with construction contracts and services. In addition, more investigations are launched either from bid protests or during performance due to allegations of improper relationships, conflicts of interests and other ethical considerations.
- Business relationships with government personnel
- Internal policies and controls
- Mandatory disclosure
- Buy American Act and Defective Products
- False claims and invoicing
- Compliance with FAR Clauses
At Watson & Associates, LLC, our lawyers offer highly substantive government contract law and ethics training to small and large business across the United States.
- Learn how to avoid costly contractor ethics mistakes
Teach your key personnel how to comply with the rules and regulations
Make sure that CEOs are not ultimately subject to fines and penalities
Avoid suspension and debarment
On November 23, 2007, a final rule was published in the Federal Register and two new FAR clauses became effective on December 24, 2007. These new clauses are very important to all federal government contractors and they mandate the preparation of a contractor code of business ethics and conduct (FAR 52.203-13) and the Display of Hotline Poster(s) (FAR 52.203-14) if a contractor receives an award in excess of $5 million with a period of performance of at least 120 days.
This is yet another example of the unending criminalization of the federal procurement process that makes it very risky for any contractor to do business with the federal government unless the contractor keeps up-to-date on the rules. It is anticipated that suspension and debarment will be among the potential consequences of a failure to comply with these new rules, and a contractor’s record of integrity and business ethics may now become part of the contractor’s performance record that is evaluated as part of the contract award process.
Who Should Attend our Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct Training Classes?
Contractors should consider sending their management staff and workers that are on the work site and that interact with government personnel. Contractor ethics also apply to key personnel, internal auditing staff, project managers and those companies subject to suspension or debarment.
November 21, 2016
Times: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Max 2 registrants per company.
Catered Lunch Provided – Enjoy an Opportunity to Network with Other Businesses.
For more information about our government contractor code of business ethics and conduct training classes, contact Watson & Associates today or call 1-866-601-5518.