Aron Beezley

Aron Beezley

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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Court Grants ABC’s Preliminary Injunction Request in Case Challenging “Blacklisting” Executive Order

We recently reported on a lawsuit, filed by the Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC), challenging the “blacklisting” Executive Order and the implementing regulations. As we noted in our article, a ruling by the Court on...more

10/26/2016 - Blacklist Disclosure Requirements DOL Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Federal Contractors Labor Law Violations Preliminary Injunctions

ABC Files Lawsuit Challenging “Blacklisting” Executive Order

As we recently reported, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council has published a final rule, effective October 25, 2016, implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (also known as the “blacklisting”...more

10/25/2016 - Arbitrary and Capricious Arbitration Blacklist Disclosure Requirements DOL Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Federal Contractors Final Rules Labor Law Violations Preliminary Injunctions

New Federal Contracting Requirements for Reporting Tax Liabilities and Felony Convictions

Federal acquisition officials recently finalized an interim rule intended to remove contractors with federal tax liabilities and felony convictions from the federal contracting arena. The interim rule, which took effect...more

10/7/2016 - C-Corporation Construction Industry Disclosure Requirements Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Federal Contractors Felonies Interim Rule Joint Venture Limited Liability Company (LLC) Partnerships Professional Corporation Reporting Requirements S-Corporation Tax Liability

FAR Council and DOL Issue Final Rule Implementing Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Executive Order

The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council and the Department of Labor published a final rule, implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (also known as the “blacklisting” Executive Order), on August 24,...more

8/26/2016 - Construction Contracts Disclosure Requirements DOL Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Federal Contractors Final Rules Labor Law Violations

GAO Sustains Bid Protest Where, Among Other Things, the Agency Improperly Considered Cost Risk under Its Technical Evaluation

Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) sustained a bid protest involving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) evaluation of proposals for remedial action and surface support assistance at the Gilt Edge Mine...more

8/17/2016 - Bid Protests Federal Contractors Fixed Price GAO Mining Site Remediation Superfund US Army Corps of Engineers

SBA Expands Mentor-Protégé Program and Eliminates Populated JVs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published its much-anticipated final rule establishing a mentor-protégé program available to all small businesses, not just certain SBA-approved 8(a) contractors as is the...more

7/28/2016 - Final Rules Joint Venture Mentor-Protege Program SBA Small Business

In Defense Of The Bid Protest Process

By now, most government contractors and government contracts attorneys are aware that both the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) have proposed, as part of the Fiscal Year...more

6/14/2016 - Bid Protests Federal Contractors NDAA Proposed Amendments Senate Armed Services Committee

Recent Decision Underscores the Importance of Keeping Detailed and Accurate Daily Logs

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals’ (ASBCA) recent decision in Dick Pacific Constr. Co., Ltd, serves as an important reminder to federal construction contractors that keeping consistent and detailed daily logs is...more

5/20/2016 - Administrative Proceedings Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Construction Contracts Construction Project Evidence Federal Contractors

Proposed FAR Rule Would Restrict Confidentiality Agreements between Contractors and Their Employees

Recently, the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council published a proposed rule that, if implemented, would impose a government-wide prohibition on contracting with companies “that require employees or subcontractors to sign...more

3/25/2016 - Confidentiality Agreements Farms Federal Contractors Proposed Regulation Whistleblower Protection Policies

Preparing for Mandated Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

President Barack Obama signed a new executive order Sept. 7 aimed at ensuring federal contractor employees “can earn up to seven days or more of paid sick leave annually, including paid leave allowing for family...more

11/25/2015 - Executive Orders Federal Contractors Paid Leave Sick Leave

When JV Partners Disagree About Whether To Protest

These days, government contractors are pursuing federal work through joint ventures with increasing frequency. Among the reasons for this are that joint ventures allow contractors to combine resources and share risk. Not...more

4/16/2015 - Bid Protests Business Disputes Federal Contractors GAO Interested Parties Joint Venture

GAO Clarifies Task Order Protest Jurisdictional Issues

At first blush, the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s recent decision in Goldbelt Glacier Health Services LLC (Feb. 6. 2015) appears to be a run-of-the-mill denial of a protester’s request for reconsideration. But, a...more

2/18/2015 - Army Bid Protests Federal Procurement Systems GAO Jurisdiction

Virginia Public Contractors Beware: Fourth Circuit Upholds Cap on Contractor Recovery for Changed Work

Recently, in Carnell Constr. Corp. v. Danville Redevelopment & Housing Auth., the federal appellate court covering West Virginia, Virginia and the Carolinas upheld a trial court’s determination that a Virginia statute places...more

1/8/2015 - Appeals Change Orders Construction Industry Contractors Fee Caps Performance Bonds Public Housing Authorities Public Projects Subcontractors

Federal Miller Act Rights Trump State Statute Precluding Claims by Non-Licensed Contractors

In a recent decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held, for the first time, that California’s contractor licensing requirement cannot be used to bar a federal subcontractor from pursuing a claim under the Miller...more

7/22/2014 - Appeals Construction Disputes Contractor's License Contractors Miller Act Public Contracts Public Projects Subcontractors Subcontracts

Limited Remedies For Concession-Contract Protesters

In a pair of recent decisions, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims clarified the source of its jurisdiction over bid protest actions that involve pure concession contracts as well as the scope of potential relief available to...more

5/19/2014 - Appeals Bid Protests Court of Federal Claims Federal Contractors Federal Procurement Systems GAO Jurisdiction National Park Service Public Procurement Policies

Construction and Procurement Law News - First Quarter 2014

In this Issue: - Federal Circuit’s Metcalf Decision a Big Win for Contractors - Government Defenses of Defective Certification and the Severin Doctrine not a Silver Bullet - Are No-Damage-for-Delay...more

5/6/2014 - CBCA Federal Contractors Federal Procurement Systems HHS Licenses Subcontractors

Government Defenses of Defective Certification and the Severin Doctrine not a Silver Bullet

Recently, in Group Health Inc. v. Dep’t of Health & Human Services, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) issued a noteworthy decision on defective Contract Disputes Act (CDA) certification issues and the so-called...more

5/5/2014 - CBCA Contract Disputes Act Healthcare HHS

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