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Protecting Your Rights as a Dredging Contractor on Federal Projects

October 05, 2017 - Orlando, FL

Mark your calendars for this nuts and bolts seminar specifcally tailored to dredging contractors and the legal problems they face when dealing with the federal government. Our experienced federal contracting attorneys, Michael H. Payne and Robert G. Ruggieri, along with dredging expert Ancil Taylor, will provide an update on the legal issues unique to the dredging industry.

Event Details



Thursday, October 5, 2017
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
1 Grand Cypress Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32836

Cost: No charge

8:00am - 8:30am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 12:00pm









Program Agenda

Our presenters will address the following topics:

  • Sealed Bidding vs. Contracting by Negotiation
  • Evaluation of Past Performance
  • Small Business vs. Large Business Contracting
  • Differing Site Conditions – Type and Type II
  • Variation in Estimated Quantity
  • Scheduling and Timely Performance
  • Defective Specifications
  • Prompt Payment
  • Suspension of Work
  • Terminations for Convenience and Default
  • The Importance of Proper Documentation
  • Filing a Bid Protest
  • The Disputes Process – REAs, Certified Claims, and Appeals

About the Cohen Seglias Federal Contracting Group
Over the years, our team of attorneys led by Practice Chair Michael H. Payne has earned a reputation as trusted government contracting advisors who help clients solve problems. In addition to dredging, we represent contractors nationally and internationally on military and civil works construction.

About Ancil Taylor of Bean Dredging LLC
Ancil Taylor currently serves as Vice President of Bean Consulting LLC (BCLLC) assisting their clients with developing solutions for a broad range of dredging challenges. He has over 38 years of direct experience in the field of marine dredging and related marine issues. His experience includes numerous coastal restoration projects along the Gulf, East, and West coasts of the United States. Ancil is former chair of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA).

Questions? Contact Olivia Paris-Kornilowicz at 215.564.1700 or

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