September 21, 2010
Award negotiation encompasses a scope of activities between proposal submission and award acceptance. The successful negotiation of federal contracts and federal pass-through subcontracts is becoming increasingly complex due to a range of issues – such as troublesome terms and conditions, export control concerns, and new legislation regarding privacy protections, to name just a few. This session is designed to benefit individuals involved in negotiating agreements with federal and federal pass-through entities, as either prime awardees or subawardees, and will include some discussion of complex federal grants and cooperative agreements.
Participants will develop a better understanding of, and a resource toolkit for addressing, the following aspects of contract negotiation:
- The structure of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), codified as Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and some of the resources to aid understanding and interpretation of contract terms.
- Troublesome clauses related to intellectual and other property, publication restrictions, cost-reimbursement and fixed–price costing options, and new privacy-protection laws as they impact universities.
- Contract terms related to termination for convenience, small business subcontracting, stop work orders, and equipment ownership.
- Negotiation planning, strategies, techniques, and approaches to developing alternative language and solutions.
Moderator: David Richardson, Associate Vice President for Research, The Pennsylvania State University
Panel: Vincent A. “Bo” Bogdanski, Senior Research Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs, Colorado State University; Michele Codd, Administrative Director, Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University Randall Draper, Director, Office of Contracts & Grants, University of Colorado at Boulder