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Navigating Public and Private Contracts and Claims in Today’s Construction Industry

 

 

Join Us for a Multi-Part Series:

Navigating Public and Private Contracts and Claims in Today’s Construction Industry

Presented by: Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

 

Each Individual Session Rate: 

Member: $99/session date

Non-Member: $150/session date

Please register for each individual topic session date that is of interest.

Each Session is 8:00-9:30 am 

Location: ABC of Metro Washington | 6901 Muirkirk Meadows Dr., Suite F | Beltsville, MD 20705

 

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#1: Secrets to Preparing a Winning Proposal

Thursday, March 3, 2022


In today’s market, the smallest detail can dictate the award of a contract. With most construction projects being awarded on the basis of a best value determination, the lowest bid is no longer guaranteed to win the contract.

During this session:
1. You will learn how to perform a critical review of the solicitation and how to organize and put together a technical proposal;
2. You will gain valuable tips and guidance for preparing a winning proposal on public procurements and commercial projects; and
3. You will enhance your ability to approach solicitations critically and present your proposals in the light most favorable to you.
Presenters:
Michael A. Branca, Esq., Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Jennifer L. Harris, Esq., Peckar & Abramson, P.C.


 

 

 

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#2: Killer Contract Clauses

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

 

This presentation will focus on ten of the most common construction contract clauses that contractors should be aware of.

During this session:
1. You will learn how to protect yourself during contract negotiations and project performance with regard to these ten construction clauses;
2. You will gain valuable insight on the trends and themes with regard to these clauses as well as general rules and current developments; and
3. You will enhance your negotiation skills and ability to recognize contract language that could be detrimental to your success.
Presenters:
Adrian L. Bastianelli, III, Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Michael A. Branca, Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Jennifer L. Harris, Esq., Peckar & Abramson, P.C.


 

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#3: How to Prepare a Claim that Will Maximize Your Recovery and Minimize Your Costs and Recovery Time

Thursday, May 10, 2022


Most claims miss the mark and often make the owner mad because they are overstated or lack support, and ultimately invite a counter claim or litigation.

During this session:
1. You will learn how to draft the claim and navigate the claims process so you can maximize your recovery and minimize your costs and time to recovery;
2. You will gain valuable insight into the claims process, including notable notice provisions; and
3. You will enhance your ability to recognize when the claims process has been triggered and how best to proceed.
Presenters:
Lori A. Lange, Esq., Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Jennifer L. Harris, Esq., Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

 

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#4: MBE/WBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Compliance 

Thursday, August 25, 2022

 

One of the most treacherous areas today is compliance with the MBE/WBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE goals. If you fail to comply, the consequences can be severe. If you go overboard, you may not get the job.

During this session:
1. You will learn about the program requirements and compliance tips, focusing on program eligibility, certification, good faith efforts to meet subcontracting goals, the commercially useful function requirements, penalties for non-compliance, and compliance best practices;
2. You will gain valuable insight into the federal DBE Program and the Maryland Small, Minority & Women-Owned Businesses Program; and
3. You will enhance your ability to navigate these program requirements, which will enhance your ability to bid and successfully complete work.
Presenters:
Lori A. Lange, Esq., Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Jennifer L. Harris, Esq., Peckar & Abramson, P.C.


 

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# 5: Bonding and Insurance – Risk Management Considerations

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

 

Some of the top risks that a project might encounter can be offset by bonds and insurance.

During this session:
1. You will learn about construction insurance and bond requirements;
2. You will gain valuable insight into contractual risk transfer, as well as the use and function of payment and performance bonds and bond claims; and
3. You will enhance your skills to analyze and understand insurance and bonds and the risks they cover.
Presenters:
Michael C. Zisa, Esq., Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Jennifer L. Harris, Esq., Peckar & Abramson, P.C.


 

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#6: The World is a New Place: New Laws, Regulations, Pandemics, Escalation, Manpower and Material Shortages, Public Money, and More Have Changed the Construction Industry

 

Thursday, October 27, 2022

 

This presentation will provide an overview of new and noteworthy laws, legislation, and regulations impacting the construction industry today. In addition, over the past year we have experienced unprecedented events that have greatly impacted the construction industry.

During this session:
1. You will learn about how to avoid the impacts from some of these unprecedented situations, such as COVID-19 issues, material price escalations, vaccine mandates, material shortages, and manpower issues and how to collect some of the costs;
2. You will gain valuable insight into new laws and regulations affecting the construction industry; and
3. You will enhance your ability to adapt to new regulations and laws impacting your project.
Presenters:
Michael C. Zisa, Esq., Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Jennifer L. Harris, Esq., Peckar & Abramson, P.C.