(Recorded Webinar) Government Contracts for Grantees

Duration: 75 minutes
Recorded on: 2/23/2023

Nonprofits are an important part of service delivery and innovation in the public sector, providing the skills, labor, and dedication needed to carryout federal programs, from health care, to conservation, to research.  Often familiar with financial assistance agreements (grants and cooperative agreements), it is not long before successful nonprofits encounter federal initiatives that are implemented through federal procurement contracts governed by the federal acquisition regulation (“FAR”).  Somewhat surprisingly, the compliance requirements of FAR-based contracts differ in important ways from those applicable under grants and cooperative agreements, as do opportunities to set one’s organization apart in the competitive award process.  In this webinar, Feldesman attorney Scott S. Sheffler will provide an introduction to government contracts from the perspective of nonprofits already successfully carrying out grant-funded projects.

  • Introduction to the FAR (system, clauses, role of CO and COTR)
  • You can, and are generally expected to, earn profit (what an awesome feature – don’t underprice)
  • The prime-sub system under the FAR
  • Service contracts
  • Small business programs (and briefly considerations for creating a for profit subsidiary)
  • Key public policy compliance considerations (SCA, labor policy reqs, [other])
  • Disputes (you also have dispute rights – another awesome feature)

Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Federal Grants Training Members. For more information on our Federal Grants Training Membership, click here or contact us.

Target Audience

  • CEOs/ Directors
  • Fiscal Staff
  • Compliance Officers and Staff
  • Program and Project Directors
  • Other Grant and Contract Management Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the framework of the federal procurement system and how it differs from the federal grant system
  • Understand key rights and obligations a government contractor
  • Understand how nonprofit corporations with grants experience fit into, and can thrive in, the federal procurement system
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
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A Partner with the firm in the Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups, Scott advises clients on matters of federal grant law, government contract law, and health care law. Scott assists clients with the myriad requirements that apply upon acceptance of federal grant funding, including the administrative requirements and cost principles established in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars that preceded the Uniform Guidance, and program-specific statutory and regulatory funding conditions. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance


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