Government Contracts Update: Does Your Compliance Program Reflect Recent FAR/DFARS Amendments?

Holland & Knight Program
CLE Available, Seminar
May 18, 2016
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET
Holland & Knight
1600 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 700
McLean, VA 22102

Most federal contractors and subcontractors are required to conduct periodic reviews of their compliance programs to ensure that policies and procedures are up to date and remain effective. This makes sense given that each year there are numerous amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) –and related contract clauses – that impose a plethora of new compliance obligations.

In this breakfast briefing, we will summarize recent and pending FAR/DFARS amendments that are most likely to require a federal contractor or subcontractor to modify policies and procedures, as well as implement other compliance measures such as relevant training. Topics we will cover include:

  • new regulations affecting IT infrastructure and procedures, such as cybersecurity
  • new regulations affecting supply chains, such as counterfeit electronic parts
  • new and proposed regulations in labor and employment, such as minimum wage, paid sick leave, human trafficking updates, and the pending Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule
  • new regulations regarding the reporting of affiliates in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS)
  • proposed regulations regarding small business programs, including limitations on subcontracting, timely payments to small business subcontractors and a proposed small business mentor-protégé program
  • the Department of Justice’s Yates Memorandum and its impact on compliance programs and False Claims Act avoidance


David Black  |  Partner, Holland & Knight


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.  |  Check-in and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  |  Presentation

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