Contractors who don’t fully understand the rules governing personal and organizational conflicts of interest could be risking debarment and criminal liability throughout the procurement process from proposal preparation through contract performance.Contractors who do understand the rules, however, are in a much better position to comply and to compete. They know how to avoid actual (or even potential) organizational conflicts. They know how to recruit talent from the government and other contractors without violating post-employment restrictions. And, if questions arise, they know how to show that the OCI has been mitigated.
olicy Research Associates, Inc.
This webinar, "Navigating the Juvenile Justice System," conducted December 4, 2014, discusses strategies to help families better understand and navigate the juvenile justice system, and access important services. Model approaches from Washington and Illinois, two states that participated in the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network, are presented during this webinar.
The Wallace Center at Winrock International
Local governments can be powerful partners for changing the food system. As the Good Food and local food movements continue to gain momentum and visibility, local officials are becoming more interested in how these initiatives can help their communities.
Federal Publications Seminars
Other Transaction Agreements (“OTAs”) are a unique federal contractual instrument which have flexible rules in order for organizations to develop certain product prototypes as well as pursue research and development opportunities for the government. OTAs can be awarded to individual entities or to consortiums, including consortiums formed specifically to perform a specific OTA. These OTAs frequently present the opportunity for parties to carefully craft and tailor the contract to maximize efficiencies and facilitate the effectiveness of the program, and because they are not subject to the procurement laws or regulations (including the Federal Acquisition Regulation or FAR). Consequently OTAs are touted as the “freedom to contract” and often are perceived to be less stringent than typical federal procurement contracts because they are free of many of the onerous requirements and practices characteristic of procurement contracts such as the government contract cost accounting , rights in data (and other intellectual property), and other procurement contract unique requirements. But OTAs still involve use of taxpayer monies and resources, and require prudent stewardship by all parties. Like any material contractual relationship, OTAs present unique challenges from formation, through administration and completion of the instrument.