CONTRACT APPEALS & DISPUTES under INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION ACT $680.00
Why I Should Attend?
Pub. L. 93-638, Indian Self-Determination & Education Assistance Act provides that tribal nations and tribal organizations operating programs under the Act, may file an appeal of pre-award decisions rendered by federal line officers, such as a decision to decline a Pub. L. 93-638 contract application, or a self-governance compact proposal. Tribes may also file an informal, or a formal appeal of the pre-award decision; or take direct legal action in federal district courts opposing the pre-award decision. Tribes also have a right to file a contract dispute challenging the decision of the federal awarding officials under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) or the Alternative Dispute Resolution Act (ADR). Contracts under Pub. L. 93-638 also provide for third-party mediation and ways of informal resolution of disputes arising out of decisions rendered by federal officials
This course provides an overview of Pub. L. 93-638, Indian Self-Determination Act to establish a foundation on the rights of tribal nations and tribal organizations under the Act; and focuses on the specific decisions and actions of the federal agencies that may give rise to an appeal or a contract dispute. The course identifies the contract appeals process; and contract disputes process; and identifies appealable and disputable actions. The implementing regulations at 25 CFR Subpart L – Appeals; and Subpart N – Contract Disputes, provides guidance on decisions that may be appealed; and guidance on how tribes may file disputes under the Contract Disputes Act (or Alternative Dispute Resolution Act).
Who Should Attend?
Federal awarding officials, AOTRs & SAOTRs, federal line officers; tribal councils, tribal executive directors and administrators; tribal contracts and grants staff, tribal finance and accounting staff; tribal attorneys; tribal consultants.