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Professional Services Category Spotlight: Organizational Conflict of Interest 101

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The governmentwide Professional Services Category (PSC) will be shining a “spotlight” on several hot topics in the coming months through a series of interactive webinars. The “Spotlight” webinars are designed to share sound acquisition practices, from requirements development and market research to service delivery and contract close-out, and improve acquisition through inter-agency collaboration.


These webinars and shared resources support the governmentwide category management initiatives to make smarter and more efficient buying decisions. All webinars are open to the federal acquisition workforce and offer Certified Learning Points. In addition, webinars are recorded and posted on the Acquisition Gateway.



April 19: Organizational Conflict of Interest 101


The Organizational Conflict of Interest 101 webinar is designed to take the confusion and fear out of organizational conflicts of interest (OCI). During this session:

  • learn the basic principles regarding OCI
  • discover best practices
  • explore the details about the contracting officer’s two primary duties
  • identify conflicts and resolve conflict and
  • understand the gap between case law with the tenets it created and the guidance in the FAR Statement (PWS) 

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET (10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT)


Who: Evelyn Lyon

Senior Attorney, NASA


How: Registration

Ms. D. Evelyn (Eve) Lyon is a Senior Attorney at NASA.  She was the NASA legal representative to the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)  were she was actively involved with the implementation of Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA) and was the Legal Advisor to the FASA team drafting Part 12 of the FAR, the coverage pertaining to commercial items. Until December 2003, Ms. Lyon was the chair of the Commercial Products/Practices Committee to the DARC.  Ms. Lyon currently is assigned to the FAR team responsible for the rewrite of 9.5.   


Questions: Contact Maureen Duckworth at maureen.duckworth@gsa.gov



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