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Preparing a Claim in 4 East Steps! Requests For Equitable Adjustment 

Presented by Jim Krause, Federal Contract Attorney

​​​The purpose of the equitable adjustment is to fairly compensate a Contractor for any damages or costs caused by the Government’s actions or modification of a contract. The government has the right to make unilateral changes in work during contract performance. 

This a Step by Step guide to preparing an REA or Claim presented in simple English. Learn the four (4) steps that explain that you have to do to justify additional money or time the Government owes you for changes to your contract or performance.

Join us as we:

1. Review and discuss notice requirements,

2. Efficient documentation retention and

3. Company organization tools that will save you time and ensure you receive the money you deserve for performance, extra and 4. 4. Additional work the Government directed or required. 



Presented by Jim Krause, Federal Contract Attorney

​​Verbal direction from the Government is an elusive creature. DON’T GAMBLE ON Something said 4 years ago during performance of a Federal contract – whether you are the Government or the Contractor.  Federal Contracts last for years, Contracting Officers come and go, contracting personnel come and go, and it is impossible to remember something said years ago during performance. Thus, 


We will review original unreasonable solicitation requirements, verbal discussions and negotiations in the field or by telephone, RFP’s, CO authority to direct changes (and possible exceptions), documentation, confirmatory WRITTEN communications, and true emergency issues. We will also review letter contracts for immediate contracting response issues.

Federal Compliance - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Presented by Jim Krause, Federal Contract Attorney 

The Federal government’s reach is enormous, and there are innumerable pitfalls for the unwary Contractor.  Compliance issues are not just identified in the Contract; there are myriad Agencies whose job is to step in and ensure contractors, and often their subcontractors who didn’t even sign a federal contract, are following ALL Federal Laws, rules and regulations.  Federal contracting is not easy, and the Federal government assumes all contractors with Federal contracts are sophisticated and understand the rules.  Come learn how to identify and prepare for Federal Compliance. 

So You Want to Sell to the Federal Government

Presented by John Prather, Director of Sales & Operations, Advanced Furniture Solutions

Are you just getting started in the Federal Contracting arena? This Program will cover the ins and outs of selling your products to the Federal Government, from responding to solicitations to how to manage a contract once you've won it.

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Presented by Jim Krause, Federal Contract Attorney

Hurricane IRMA was an enormous disaster here in Florida, and the Government did a good job of ensuring contractors were in place. However, the Homeowners did not participate as expected and the contractors did not get enough work to pay for the giant mobilization that the Government wanted. Join us as we discuss what to expect as a Federal Contractor in Disaster Relief Contract, the issues Federal Contractor faced while performing, proper documentation of the Contract, etc. 

The Certificate of Competency (COC) program

Presented by Arleen Boyd-Alston, PCR COC CMR for SBA

This Program allows a small business to appeal a contracting officer's determination that it is unable to fulfill the requirements of a specific government contract on which it is the apparent low bidder. When the small business applies for a COC, SBA industrial and financial specialists conduct a detailed review of the firm's capabilities to perform on the contract. If the business demonstrates the ability to perform, the SBA issues a COC to the contracting officer requiring the award of that specific contract to the small business.

How to Improve Your Proposal

Presented by Mark Brock, Small Business Deputy Director, NAVFAC SE

This Program will cover key contracting terms, which questions you need to ask yourself when writing a proposal, things to know about the process, and keys to understanding Standard Form 330 (SF330).