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Navigating Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCIs) in Federal Contracting

2:15 PM CT – 3:15 PM CT

We are actively monitoring attendance. At random times throughout this session, you will be prompted with a pop-up to confirm that you are still actively participating in the virtual session. You will not see the pop ups if you are in full screen mode or your pop-up blocker is on. In addition, make sure you are disconnected from any VPN as they can also cause interference and that you have a stable internet connection (hard line is always best).Active attendance monitoring is only required if you will be requesting external CEUs for NASBA or CLE credits. If you only need Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® CEUs, it is not required to participate in active monitoring.

Learning Objectives:


  • Understanding the 3 types of OCIS: Biased Ground Rules, Unequal Access to Information, and Impaired Objectivity; Recognizing Reporting Triggers; Identifying Potential Violations of the Procurement Integrity Act
  • Understanding your options for negotiating Mitigation Plans with the Government
  • Understanding strategies to avoid OCIS before they happen, and learning how to argue for a design and development exception under FAR 9.505-2


Amanda Merced
Partner, Ward & Berry PLLC

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Michael Hatch
Senior Counsel. Ward & Berry PLLC

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