There's No I in Team! - Strategies for Maintaining and Managing a Diverse and Complex Federal Supply Chain in an Ever Changing Compliance Environment
In today’s complex world of federal procurement, many times the government’s desired “solution” cannot always be met by one contractor. Teaming, subcontracting and the utilization of contractors that make up the federal supply chain can become a necessity for a winning bid in response to a solicitation. Managing those relationships can be challenging but also critically important. The ultimate success or failure of contract performance likely will depend not only on the performance of a federal prime contractor, but also the performance of the entire team of subcontractors and other supply chain contractors. In this course, we will explore a wide range of federal supply chain issues including basic compliance issues related to the scope of subcontracting and flowdown obligations to more complex issues concerning Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSRs) and ever-evolving cybersecurity requirements that can affect the entire supply chain. We will also suggest strategies for establishing and maintaining a fully compliant supply chain.