Thompson Government Contracting

GSA and VA Schedules:
How to Capitalize on Opportunities While Remaining Compliant

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Webinar Details

Subject: Federal Contracting

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: Your office or conference room, per telephone connection

Course Description:

Getting on the GSA and VA Schedules is your gateway to doing profitable business with the federal government. Unfortunately, unless you’re 100% compliant with schedule-holder obligations, it can also become the gateway to devastating enforcement actions.

Are you sure you understand all the pricing requirements—especially the monitoring required by the Price Reduction Clause and Statutory Pricing under the Veterans Healthcare Act? Do you know how the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) applies to what you sell? And what if your products or prices change?

Here’s how to get the answers you need to stay profitable, prepared and compliant!

Register now for GSA and VA Schedules: How to Capitalize on Opportunities While Remaining Compliant.

In this 90-minute webinar, two Crowell & Moring government contracts experts—Adelicia Cliffe and Lorraine Campos—explain what’s required to win and keep GSA and VA Schedule contracts. From pricing to complying with the Trade Agreement Act, they’ll help you understand today’s strict requirements and your specific obligations.

Build a strong compliance strategy. In addition to requirements, you’ll learn how the government is enforcing compliance, and what you can do now to prepare for audits and avoid investigations. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for practical pointers you can use immediately to “problem-proof” your GSA and VA Schedule compliance, including:

  • Key requirements and compliance obligations for GSA and VA schedule holders
  • How the government enforces specific requirements and obligations
  • How to develop a proactive compliance program
  • How to prepare for audits and avoid investigations

Don’t miss this expert guidance you can use to go after more GSA and VA purchasing while worrying less about government enforcement officials coming after you for noncompliance.

Register now for GSA and VA Schedules: How to Capitalize on Opportunities While Remaining Compliant.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to any organization interested in winning and keeping a GSA or VA Schedule contract. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Business owners
  • C-Suite executives
  • Business development specialists
  • Contracting professionals

Adelicia Cliffe
Adelicia Cliffe is a counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm of Crowell & Moring, where she practices in the firm's Government Contracts and International Trade practice groups. Addie's practice focuses on a broad range of international trade and government contracts issues. She counsels and defends clients with respect to compliance with U.S. export controls, the Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act and other domestic-preference requirements, the Foreign Military Financing program, Foreign Military sales, and other U.S. laws and regulations applicable to international transactions. She also counsels clients with respect to foreign investment and ownership in the United States, and applicable U.S. laws and regulations such as Exon-Florio and the National Industrial Security Program. In addition, Addie has experience litigating bid protests and claims.

Lorraine M. Campos
Lorraine M. Campos is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group and focuses her practice on assisting clients with a variety of issues related to government contracts and ethics.. Lorraine regularly counsels clients on all aspects of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) programs. She also routinely advises clients on the terms and conditions of these agreements, including the Price Reduction Clause, small business subcontracting requirements, and country of origin restrictions mandated under U.S. trade agreements, such as the Trade Agreements Act and the Buy American Act. Additionally, Lorraine advises life sciences companies, in particular, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, on federal procurement and federal pricing statutes, including the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992.
Lorraine has been ranked by Chambers USA since 2013, and she was recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal as one of their "Women Worth Watching" for 2015. Additionally, Lorraine is active in the American Bar Association's Section of Public Contract Law and serves as co-chair of the Health Care Contracting Committee.

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