Constructive Changes

At our first seminar of the 2019-2020 Program Year, we will talk about constructive changes. What are they? What can a contractor do when it happens? Sign up today! Can’t make it in person? Watch it live on Periscope! Details below.


Program Description

A constructive change occurs when the contract work is actually changed but the procedures of the Changes clause have not been followed. That seems fairly straightforward, but the topic of constructive changes has been litigated in hundreds of cases at the boards of contract appeals and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and constructive changes still play a significant role in Government contracting. We will discuss the types of situations that result in constructive changes, the challenges in obtaining relief, and the best practices for minimizing financial exposure.

In this seminar attendees will learn about:

  • Contract Changes clause
  • Constructive changes

The Chapter is once again teaming up with the Public Contracting Institute and George Mason University Executive and Professional Eduction to bring you this informative seminar. 


Friday, September 20, 2019 8:30AM to 10:30AM Registration, Breakfast, and Networking Start at 7:30AM


UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center

15000 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center

The Chapter plans to broadcast this seminar live over the Internet using Twitter’s Periscope service. This is part of the Chapter’s strategy of making our offerings available virtually to increase membership participation. There is no charge! Viewers do not need to register for this seminar to watch the broadcast; however, the Chapter cannot issue an attendance certificate or CPE credits at this time.

There are several ways to join the broadcast:

  • Use the on air button below. This will launch the Periscope app on your iOS or Android device (account required) or take you to Periscope’s website from your computer (account not required). Note that if you do not have an account you are not able to participate in the chat.
  • Go directly to the Chapter’s Periscope page at 8:30AM by clicking here.
  • Follow us on Twitter. We will tweet when the broadcast starts and you can watch right from that tweet.

The Chapter will update this page if we encounter technical difficulties and cannot broadcast the seminar.


The Presenter

Marci Lawson

Marci Lawson is a contract attorney practicing in the Washington, D.C. area with over seventeen years of legal experience—mostly specializing in all aspects of government contracting. In addition to her current position, Marci’s previous legal experiences include: Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville, Virginia; Contract Attorney, Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan; Chief of Contract Law, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico and Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California; and Area Defense Counsel, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. Marci recently retired from the Air Force as a Judge Advocate (attorney). Marci received her Bachelors of Arts degree from the Ohio State University, a law degree from the University of Toledo, and a Masters of Laws degree from the Army Judge Advocate General’s School with a specialty in procurement law.

Other Details

In order to save on printing costs and to give people an option to use a laptop or tablet, we will email the seminar presentation and any materials prior to the event provided the speaker agrees. The UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center provides complimentary Wi-Fi if you prefer to download the presentation files on the day of the event. We will NOT have printed copies available the day of the event. Our event cancellation and inclement weather policy is here.

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P.O. Box 231324
Centreville, VA 20120

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