The majority of service contracts will break-up by labor categories (LCATs) that include minimum educational requirements and/or experience qualifications for employees. This is certainly the case on GSA Schedule contracts, T4NG and many others. By not providing qualified personnel under these LCATs (regardless of contract type) the contractor may been seen as overbilling, which can carry with it significant liabilities.
For example, unqualified labor being sold to the government can implicate the civil False Claims Act, which also triggers disclosure requirement under the Mandatory Disclosure Rule (FAR 52.203=13). Recent cases highlight the significance of enforcement on this issue and also highlight the lack of compliance among government contractors. Compounding the issue, is that this is an area that various Offices of the Inspector General have been focusing on in recent audits of GSA Schedule and other contracting vehicles.
This webinar will focus on the importance of providing qualified labor and labor mapping for government contracts, as well as the multitude of compliance pitfalls that occur that may expose prime and subcontractors to tremendous liabilities. In particular, this webinar will discuss:
- Qualified Labor Determination (Rule Sets) (Who is responsible)?
- Unqualified Labor: Mandatory Disclosure & False Claims Act Liability?
- Best Practices for GOVCON Organizations for Labor Qualifications
- Typical Compliance Pitfall Scenarios.
Dismas Locaria, Partner, Government Contracts Practice, Venable LLP
Scott Davidson, CEO and Managing Principal, GCO Consulting Group
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