March 10th, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Obermayer is excited to continue its “GovCon Examiner Live” webinar series in 2021. Over the course of the next 12 months, our experienced government contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli and Michael Richard will bring their popular GovCon Examiner blog to life with legal updates and practical tips for your business.
Organizational Conflicts of Interest – a/k/a “OCIs” can have serious consequences. If a contracting officer determines that an OCI exists with respect to a contractor, it may prevent that contractor from obtaining a contract award, or result in the termination of a current contract. It is, therefore, critically important for contractors to avoid any appearance of an OCI. Nonetheless, many contractors are confused about what types of situations constitute an OCI, and how to avoid them. Many contractors are also unaware of the procedure by which a contracting officer analyses, neutralizes, or mitigates a potential OCI, as well as how contractors may participate in, and impact, that process. In this webinar, experienced government contracts attorneys Maria Panichelli and Michael Richard will provide a primer on OCIs. Starting with the FAR definition, the presenters will walk attendees through the common bases for OCIs and how to recognize them. The webinar will also talk about the other tools a contracting officer might use when addressing, neutralizing, or mitigating a potential OCI. Finally, attendees will learn how a contractor might participate in that process, including the preparation of a mitigation plan.