If you do business with the federal government, the Changes clause just may be the most important clause in your contract. From variations in quantities to design revisions, delays, defective specifications, or breaches of warranty, many if not most of the issues that arise during performance of a government contract are within the scope of the Changes clause. How do you make sure it protects you when it needs to?
This 90-minute webinar feature Maria Panichelli discussing the multitude of circumstances that implicate the FAR’s Changes clause. She walks you through the steps to address changes on government contracts including notice, REA submission, claim submission, negotiations, and the proper execution of modifications. She discusses various forms of the Changes clause, as well as the agency supplements that can affect its application.
Contractors will learn how a lack of communication and misconceptions about the authority of government personnel can cause conflicts and create mistakes on both sides of the contract. Special attention is given to communication, professionalism, and the proper role of performance reviews in the negotiation process. She provides real-world examples throughout the presentation, with a focus on how contractors can get paid for changes as they arise, while also preserving their relationships with government personnel and agencies. Finally, she discusses the reasons government agencies resist paying for changes and how contractors can protect themselves against some of the most common defenses the government raises against claims for changes.