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Webinar - Procurement Law Tales from the Dark Side

  • Date: 02/16/2021
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 3:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Format: Webinar
Pricing:
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Webinar 021621: Procurement Law Tales from the Dark Side (Member)$0.00 02/16/2021
Webinar 021621: Procurement Law Tales from the Dark Side (Non-Member)$190.00 02/16/2021
Webinar 021621: Procurement Law Tales from the Dark Side (Member) $0.00
Webinar 021621: Procurement Law Tales from the Dark Side (Non-Member) $190.00
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Overview

For four years, Richard Pennington was in private law practice where he filed bid protests and represented clients in court challenges to awards and contract disputes. This webinar will highlight procurement practices that can lead to reduced competition, challenges to awards, or contract disputes. Stories will be used to illustrate supplier perceptions about best value procurement, industry concerns with trade secrets, potential issues with evaluations and the negotiation process, and supplier claims that contracts have been changed. We’ll have one breakout session to let participants share insights, maybe even disagree with Richard’s observations!


What You'll Learn

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:

1.  Know why it is difficult for a company and its lawyer to win a bid protest.
2.  Explain to committee members various risks from evaluation process
3.  Understand the predominant role that procurement records and contracts play in protests and disputes.
4.  Identify some issues requiring special caution and/or consultation with legal counsel. 

 

Presenter Bio(s)

From 2013 to 2018, Richard Pennington was general counsel to NASPO ValuePoint. Previously, he served of counsel to the Denver office of McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, where he advised clients on federal, state and local government procurement. 

Richard is the former director of the Division of Finance and Procurement, Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration. He previously served as State Purchasing Director after working for the Colorado Attorney General as procurement and construction litigation counsel. 

Richard is a retired Air Force Colonel and judge advocate who started his career as a B-52 pilot and later became a judge advocate specializing in federal procurement. He served as Chief of the Air Force Commercial Litigation Division, working with the Department of Justice in litigating bid protest, bankruptcy, contract disputes, and patent infringement cases filed in federal courts across the nation.
 
Richard is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has a J.D. degree from the University of Denver and Master of Laws degree in government procurement law from The George Washington University. He holds the NIGP-CPP (Certified Procurement Professional) certification, is a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), and a life member of the National Association of State Procurement Officials.
 
Richard is the author of Seeing Excellence: Learning from Great Procurement Teams (Hugo House Publishing, 2013) and co-author of Legal Aspects of Public Procurement, 3rd Ed. (Routledge, 2020). He is the 2020 recipient of NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award. He volunteers and teaches for NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement.
 

Attendance for Individuals

In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

Attendance for Groups

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Please contact distancelearning@nigp.org if you do not receive your login information by 12 pm ET on the day of the webinar.
 

Presented By:

Professional Certification(s) obtained: NIGP-CPP, J.D., CPPO. Experience: From 2013 to 2018, Richard Pennington was general counsel to NASPO ValuePoint, the nonprofit subsidiary of the National Association of State Procurement Officials that supports the states in their national cooperative procurements. Previously, he served of counsel to the Denver office of McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, where he advised clients on federal, state and local government procurement. Richard is the former director of the Division of Finance and Procurement, Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, where he managed a division consisting of the Office of the State Controller, the State Purchasing Office, Central Collections Services, and State Buildings and Real Estate Programs. He previously served as State Purchasing Director, after working for the Colorado Attorney General as procurement and construction litigation counsel. Richard is a retired Air Force Colonel and judge advocate who started his career as a B-52 pilot and later became a judge advocate specializing in federal procurement. He served as Chief of Air Force Commercial Litigation Division, working with the Department of Justice in litigating bid protest, bankruptcy, contract disputes, and patent infringement cases filed in federal courts across the nation. Richard received his Air Force commission and undergraduate B.S. degree in engineering mechanics from the Air Force Academy. He has a J.D. degree from the University of Denver and Master of Laws degree in government procurement law from The George Washington University. In 2005, he was selected as the Manager of the Year by the Colorado State Managers Association. He holds the NIGP-CPP (Certified Procurement Professional) certification and is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), a Certified Public Procurement Official (CPPO), and a life member of the National Association of State Procurement Officials. Richard is the author of Seeing Excellence: Learning from Great Procurement Teams (Hugo House Publishing, 2013) and co-author of Legal Aspects of Public Procurement, 3rd Ed. (Routledge, 2020). He is the 2020 recipient of NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award.


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Cancellation Policy

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Disclamer

The content of this webinar is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to solicit business or to provide legal advice. Laws differ by jurisdiction, and the information in this webinar may not apply to every attendee. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any particular action based upon the information contained in this webinar without first seeking jurisdictional guidance.

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