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NES - Contract Changes, Disputes, And Terminations - Mastering The Fundamentals - Details
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Speaker: Michael Perch
Topic: Contract Changes, Disputes, and Terminations - Mastering the Fundamentals
Location: Distributed Solutions, Inc., 12350 Pinecrest Road, Reston,Virginia 20190
Date: Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Time: 08:00 AM -  05:00 PM
Event description:

Contract changes are inevitable and must be anticipated and properly managed. “Contract Changes, Disputes, and Terminations – Mastering the Fundamentals” is designed to provide the information you need to handle any and all ambiguities, differences of opinion, or potential and real conflicts between the parties. These can arise by verbal discussion, letter, the proposal, the basic contract, or any of its subsequent modifications. They can involve everything from the interpretation or the statement of work to the minutes of a meeting. Changes can also come from various sources - some with the authority to make them and sometimes not. They can also impact the success of your contract as well as the relationship between the parties.


Instructor: Michael Perch


Michael Perch is a noted author, lecturer and subject matter expert in the fields of federal and state public procurement, finance and accounting and management. He is the founder and owner of Road Map Consulting (RMC), a management consulting firm that provides consultation, advisory services and training solutions to organizations worldwide. 

Michael has experience providing consulting, financial advisory, and audit services to companies and organizations that range from small to middle market to the Fortune 100.   Michael has in-depth experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”), the Cost Accounting Standards (“CAS”), Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) Circulars and other Federal government procurement regulations. His expertise includes working with companies in a variety of industries, including professional services, defense, information technology, telecommunications, biotech, higher education and not-for-profit organizations.

He has advised numerous commercial companies how to adapt practices to conform to the unique government contracting regulated environment. Michael has experience with all forms of government contract acquisition matters, from competitive procurements to commercial item exemptions.  He assists throughout the entire life cycle of government contracts, as well as providing expert advice on a myriad of complex government contract accounting and contract administration related matters. 

Michael also authors custom developed training courses on various topics related to public procurement. These courses are delivered through instructor led instruction as well as online, on demand training.

He is on the faculty at the Public Contracting Institute (, where he has authored and delivered government contracting related courses to students around the world. Michael also teaches various government contracting related courses at George Mason University (GMU). Michael also conducts customized training for GMU’s  corporate clients in compliance review and training, bids and protests and FAR and CAS compliance. He regularly interfaces with the General Accountability Office (GAO) assisting clients with bid protests.  He is well-versed in all stages of federal contract law and litigation, including terminations, procurement disputes, protests, procurement integrity and suspensions and debarments.

Michael holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Government Contracting from the Law and Business Schools at The George Washington University. He also is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting. He has also taken Executive Management courses at Dartmouth College. Michael has studied abroad in London, England, Ghana, West Africa and Tel Aviv, Israel addressing the topics of public private partnerships and small business development and technology innovation.


Michael is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Expert version 3. Michael is a member of the Project Management Institute, National Contract Management Association and the American Small Business Chamber of Commerce.

Full Bio here


At the completion of this seminar, participants will understand the following:

  • What constitutes a change,
  • How changes arise,
  • Who is authorized to issue and respond to changes and how to respond,
  • The carious actions to be taken to successfully incorporate changes both parties agree to, including the nest steps when agreement is not forthcoming; and
  • Knowing when and how to expect contract changes, as well as disagreement.


Every attendee will receive a copy of the Contract Changes, Disputes, and Terminations book.

Registration Check-in

8:00 am

Start & End Times

8:30 am to 5 pm

Location and Sponsor:
12350 Pinecrest Rd| Reston, VA  20191 |

Registration Deadline: June 23rd

Registration includes Books/Materials, Breakfast, and Lunch!