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January 14, 2021

ACEC Webinars Next Week: Federal Contracting, Post-Pandemic Strategies, Ownership Challenges

Overcome Federal Contracting Performance Evaluation Headaches: A Review of the Contract Disputes Act
Tuesday, January 19, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Eastern)

Government contractors are constantly at risk of facing damaging performance evaluations by their federal clients that erroneously or capriciously capture the efficacy of their work, at times by seemingly arbitrary standards. These evaluations can hobble key abilities to gain new projects — the lifeblood of federal contractors.

In this session, Fox Rothschild’s Federal Government Contracts and Procurement Partner Nicholas Solosky will detail how the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) creates the framework for handling “claims” against the government on federal contracts and discusses key evaluation issues, including:

  • Past Performance
  • Ratings and Narratives
  • CPARS Procedure/Timeline
  • Practical Resolution Strategies

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The World Has Changed, but Have You? Five Major Firm Functions to Re-Think!
Wednesday, January 20, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Eastern)

Many small to medium-sized firms across the Industry have creatively addressed the pandemic challenges. With a return to “near normal” on the horizon, Presenters Kevin McMahon and Bill Siegel will challenge you on how to evaluate five of a firm’s major functions before dropping some of the crisis warfare procedures you have implemented.

They will also discuss alternative strategies regarding sales, project execution, overhead investment, workforce deployment/ culture, and strategic growth initiatives. Re-think your business going forward, and move to the top quartile of profitability.

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The Ownership/Compensation Balancing Act
Thursday, January 21, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern)

Balancing compensation with capitalization and cash flow needs is a critical factor in achieving a firm’s long-term objectives. To that end, sustainability of ownership models has become an important focal point for many firms as they consider the next stage in the lifecycle of their businesses.

While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, in this session Chartwell Financial Advisory’s Tim Cleary and Christopher Staloch will explore the latest ideas around ownership models, including:

  • Current ownership structures
  • Compensation best practices
  • Examples of other A/E firm structures

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January 14, 2021



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