Meet the Experts™| A How-To Guide to Successful Federal Contracting: Advice to Primes and Subs


January 9, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Navigating federal contracting complexities is a challenge, and subcontracting on federal jobs adds an extra layer of intricacy. In this field, federal subcontracts must not only align the interests of the prime and subcontractor but also adhere to the strict demands of the heavily-regulated end user—the Federal government. Successfully managing this dual responsibility involves meticulous attention to detail, strategic problem-solving, and a comprehensive understanding of the governing law. Balancing the prime contractor’s need to protect themselves and the subcontractor’s goal of securing remedies requires addressing tensions during the subcontract drafting process.

In an informative session with government contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli, Cara Wulf, and TargetGov experts we will explore key subcontracting issues from both the prime contractor and subcontractor perspectives. The discussion will cover topics such as flow-down clauses, sub vs. prime dispute resolution, and strategies to minimize risk. Finally, they will also highlight common subcontracting mistakes in federal contracting and provide insights on avoidance strategies.

Attendees will gain insights into:

  • Fundamental Principles, Best Practices, and Crucial Considerations in Federal Subcontracting.
  • Key Concerns of Primes and Subs; Strategies for Negotiation and Compromise-
  • Subcontractor pass-through claims
  • Effective resolution of prime vs. sub disputes and other remedies