Navigating federal contracting complexities is a challenge, and subcontracting on federal jobs adds an extra layer of intricacy. In this field, federal subcontracts must not only align the interests of the prime and subcontractor but also adhere to the strict demands of the heavily-regulated end user—the Federal government. Successfully managing this dual responsibility involves meticulous attention to detail, strategic problem-solving, and a comprehensive understanding of the governing law. Balancing the prime contractor’s need to protect themselves and the subcontractor’s goal of securing remedies requires addressing tensions during the subcontract drafting process.
In an informative session with government contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli, Cara Wulf, and TargetGov experts explore key subcontracting issues from both the prime contractor and subcontractor perspectives. The discussion covers topics such as flow-down clauses, sub vs. prime dispute resolution, and strategies to minimize risk. They also highlight common subcontracting mistakes in federal contracting and provide insights on avoidance strategies.