U.S.-based offshore outsourcing customers should prepare for the effects of a Trump presidency on their IT services deals.
Government contractors hoping to challenge a civilian agency’s award of a task or delivery order may be out of luck, at least temporarily.
Embraer will pay U.S. $205 million to settle allegations that the company violated the FCPA by paying millions in bribes & falsifying accounting records.
Contractor “religious freedom” and “fair pay” issues punted to incoming Trump team.
There is a long list of uncertainties for federal IT organizations given the upcoming administration transition.
Innovation is a popular buzzword but to bring new technology and new ideas to the market government agencies must first define what it means to them.
The FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) Councils have proposed an amendment to “clarify” that Government agency acquisition personnel are permitted and encouraged to engage in responsible and constructive exchanges with industry, so long as those exchanges are consistent with existing law and regulation and do not promote an unfair competitive advantage to particular firms. That’s well and good but your average acquisition person is not going to know what the existing laws and regulations are, much less permit, and they’re too busy anyway to stop and try to figure it out. In addition, they’re also too busy to take the time to have meaningful discussions with contractors or wannabe contractors. This regulation, if adopted, will become a field day for bid protests – one little slip-up and you’ve got a bid protest to deal with.
Ostensible subcontractor affiliation cannot be “fixed” by changes occurring after the submission of final proposal revisions, according to an SBA OHA decision.
A House committee wants the General Services Administration to ensure that its primary contractor database contains accurate information on companies that are delinquent on their taxes.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction last week preventing implementation of the Labor’s (the Department of Labor) final rule increasing the executive, administrative, and professional exemption thresholds for overtime pay requirements.