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Regulatory and Protest Update from the SBA and Protest Update from the SBA2021-03-23T12:00:00Z Small-Business-jpg.png, Small-Business-jpg.png Small-Business-jpg.png<div class="ExternalClassC97A5DDF4585423696A4692BCEF8DFCE">The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and DAU held their seventh joint Defense Small Business Webinar on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 on the topic of “<a href="/events/Defense%20Small%20Business%20Series%20Regulatory%20and%20Protest">Regulatory and Protest Update with SBA</a>”. The guest speaker was Mr. Sam Q. Le, Deputy Associate General Counsel Procurement Law, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). View the webinar at <a href="/events/Defense%20Small%20Business%20Series%20Regulatory%20and%20Protest"></a>.<br> <br> The presentation focused on three key topics: <ul> <li>SBA’s contracting programs</li> <li>New benefits and developments</li> <li>How recent protest decisions affect your benefits</li> </ul> Mr. Le explained that there has been a substantial amount of SBA regulatory changes over the past 12-18 months. He then addressed the SBA’s seven small business federal contracting programs and the six benefits small businesses have in the federal contracting process. He discussed the four overarching regulatory changes that will soon be implemented for small business. Additionally, he discussed several of the individual small business program updates and changes that will soon be implemented within those specific programs. Finally, Mr. Le covered several recent bid protests decisions by either the U.S. Government Accountability Office or the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.<br> Resources provided by Mr. Le include: <ul> <li>Find current SBA’s regulations at</li> <li>Find SBA proposed rules at</li> <li>Find GAO decisions at</li> <li>Find Court of Federal Claims decisions at</li> </ul> The depth and breadth of the questions that came in over chat, as well as the over 200 government and industry representatives that participated in the event, certainly validated the importance and timeliness of this topic.<br> <br> More information about this webinar series can be found on the DoD OSBP website at <a href=""></a>.<br> <br> The webinars will generally be held monthly. You can also refer to the DAU Calendar of Events at the bottom of the DAU Industry Support Page at <a href="/industry-support/p/doing-business-with-the-department-of-defense"></a> to learn more.<br> <br> The next webinar is tentatively scheduled for 21 April. The topic and speaker are to be determined.<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Regulatory-and-Protest-Update-from-the-SBA
Operation Warp Speed: Successful OTA Case Study Warp Speed: Successful OTA Case Study2021-03-18T12:00:00Z Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg, Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg<div class="ExternalClassC545D666B65E4DBEB18ED5FC77456370">Did you know Operation Warp Speed (OWS) successfully utilized Other Transaction Authority (OTA) to acquire COVID-19 vaccines? Join DAU and the experts who sheparded the COVID-19 vaccination on March 23, 2021 at noon (Eastern) to discuss how the project began, challenges faced, lessons learned, and where OWS stands today. Q&A will follow, and 1.5 CLPs are available.<br> <br> <u>Panelists</u>:<br> <br> <strong>Gary Wright</strong>, Senior Strategist to the Program Executive Officer, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense (JPEO CBRND)<br> <strong>Barry Sayer</strong>, Senior Contracts Integrator and Agreements Officer Representative with JPEO-CBRND supporting the Joint Program Manager - Medical. <br> <br> <u>Moderator</u>:<br> Hallie Tremaine Balkin, DAU Learning Director for Other Transactions (OTs)<br> <br> Event details are located at:<br> <a href="/events/OTA-Today-Operation-Warp-Speed"></a><br> <br></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Operation-Warp-Speed---Successful-OTA-Case-Study
All Things Small Business podcast talks OTs with Ms. Hallie Tremaine Balkin, Esq. Things Small Business podcast talks OTs with Ms. Hallie Tremaine Balkin, Esq.2021-03-18T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassCBC3E4FE6EDF43438D301E1085886804">Take a break and listen to the All Things Small Business podcast series. For episode 9, we visit with Ms. Hallie Balkin, DAU Learning Director for Other Transactions (OTs). She is an attorney with the Department of Defense (DoD) and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the topic of OTs. Hallie talks about the basics of OTs, and then she clarifies what OTs are and what OTs are not. She details how they are just another acquisition tool and highlights the rules for the use of OTs. Hallie explains that OTs can be used by DoD to do business with non-traditional contractors. If you are unsure of the definition of a non-traditional contractor, listen to her podcast and find out. With her legal background, she explains that OTs are neither Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)-based, nor are they subject to the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA). Finally, Hallie describes the three types of OTs, the four conditions for the use of OTs, and how consortiums are benefitting from OTs. She has a real passion for educating the acquisition workforce and for helping them better understand all of the acquisition tools at their disposal in order to meet their mission requirements.<br> <br> You can listen to episode 9 at <a href=""></a> or by subscribing to the <a href="">All Things Small Business podcast series </a>via the Apple store.<br> <br> The All Things Small Business podcast series can also be found on the DAU Industry Support page at <a href="/industry-support/p/doing-business-with-the-department-of-defense"></a>.<br> <br> Just scroll down to the podcast section, click on the red “Listen Now” button, and select the podcast of your choice.<br> <br> Feel free to reach out to <a href=""></a> or <a href=""></a> if you want to participate as a future guest.<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/All-Things-Small-Business-podcast-talks-OTs-with-Ms--Hallie-Tremaine-Balkin,-Esq-
The George Washington Law Government Procurement Law Program Presents: An Ideas Forum on "Other Transactions" (OTs) George Washington Law Government Procurement Law Program Presents: An Ideas Forum on "Other Transactions" (OTs)2021-03-15T12:00:00Z Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg, Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg<div class="ExternalClass1C202242B1DF483E8E06C7A2B8D0E07C">DAU is proud to join the GW Law Government Procurement Law Program for an in-depth discussion about Other Transactions (OTs), where speakers will provide a historical perspective, address recent developments, brainstorm research topics, and discuss potential future applications of this important procurement tool.<br> <br> This program will be of interest to students doing research or writing papers (including theses and notes) on topics related to OTs. We also welcome alumni and friends of the GW Law Government Procurement Law Program who are doing research or working on issues related to OTs.<br> <br> <strong><u>Featured speakers</u>:</strong><br> Rick Dunn, Founder, Strategic Institute for Innovation in Government Contracting and former General Counsel of DARPA<br> Hallie Tremaine Balkin, Learning Director & Professor, Other Transactions, Defense Acquisition University<br> <br> <strong><u>Moderator</u>:</strong><br> Steven Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law, GW Law School<br> <strong><u>Date and Time</u>: Mar 19, 2021 12:00 PM in EST</strong><br> <br> Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:<br> <a href="">Click Here to Join</a><br> Note: This link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you.<br> <a href="">Add to Calendar</a> <a href="">Add to Google Calendar</a> <a href="">Add to Yahoo Calendar</a><br> Or iPhone one-tap:<br> US: +13126266799,,89911421066# or +16465588656,,89911421066#<br> Or Telephone:<br> Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): <br> US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782<br> Webinar ID: 899 1142 1066<br> Participant ID: 431721<br> International numbers available: <a href=""></a><br></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/The-George-Washington-Law-Government-Procurement-Law-Program-Presents--An-Ideas-Forum-on-"Other-Transactions"-(OTs)-

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