In this special edition of the Legal Landscape we’ll discuss significant changes recently rolled out by the Small Business Administration (SBA) regarding federal small business procurement regulations. Government contractors should keep in mind that state & local agencies often look toward changes in federal regulations as a guideline.
August is usually a slow time for federal procurement, but Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, says that’s not the case.
GAO denied a protest challenging an offeror’s exclusion from award caused by the resignation of its key personnel
The watchdog group said DISA didn’t provide a reasonable basis for comparing the cost of competing proposals.
Effective August 1, the penalty range for violations under the civil False Claims Act nearly doubled, pursuant to a Department of Justice interim final rule published on June 30th. In a “Feature Comment” published in The Government Contractor, C&M attorneys analyze how the dramatic increase in FCA penalties impacts the landscape of litigation. The article… Continue Reading
The mechanics of reporting that data are messy, a watchdog report finds, and officials at least in one agency think they might miss the deadline.
Michael Keating, Senior Editor for American City & County and Government Product News, offers guest expert commentary to help contractors better understand the challenges as well as opportunities that exist in the SLED government contracting market.
URS Federal Services was dumped from a competition for a Navy contract after one of its key people left the company and the Navy wouldn’t let them put a new person in their proposal.
When Government property is furnished to contractors for use on or incorporation into a Government contract or contract deliverables, the contract clause at FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) 52.245-1 – Government Property, applies. This clause requires, among many other things, that contractors develop and maintain a system of internal controls to manage, control, use, preserve, protect, repair, and maintain Government property in their possession. This required internal control system is rather extensive in scope and you can read more details here.
The guidance includes both a playbook and investment review process agencies can use in conjunction to “increase the likelihood of success” for modernization or migration efforts to support mission functions.