Eric Aaserud

Eric Aaserud

Perkins Coie

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How Subcontractors Can Protect Themselves Following Binghamton Simulator

Subcontractors often play important roles in government contracting. A subcontractor may, for example, take the lead in drafting what becomes a winning proposal. A subcontractor may work on a day-to-day basis with...more

4/3/2015 - Contract Disputes Act Federal Contractors Jurisdiction Prime Contractor Sponsors Subcontractors

Groundbreaking Change to Rules for Federal Contractors Aims to Stamp Out Human Trafficking Up and Down the Supply Chain

Companies that contract with the federal government will soon be subject to new rules aimed to stamp out human trafficking (see discussion of some of the existing rules and regulations here and here). The just-released...more

2/2/2015 - Barack Obama Chief Compliance Officers Corporate Counsel Executive Orders FAR Federal Contractors Human Trafficking Subcontractors

'Tis the Season for Government Contracts: Five Key Compliance Issues for Retailers Selling to the Government

As retailers move closer to the end of the government fiscal year in September, ’tis the season for receiving government contracts. Federal agency budget authority for discretionary spending generally mandates that agencies...more

7/30/2014 - Compliance EEO EEOC Employee Rights Federal Contractors Retailers

Analyzing The Honeywell False Claim Act Decision: It's Not About Who Is "Right"

A United States District Court in California recently dismissed a False Claims Act (FCA) suit in which the plaintiff (the "Relator") alleged that Honeywell International Inc. ("Honeywell") fraudulently charged license fees...more

2/13/2014 - False Claims Act Fees Fraud Honeywell International

Protesting IDIQ Orders Under $10 Million? Here Are Your Options

Imagine that your company is a contract holder under a U.S. Army multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Army issues a request for proposal for a firm, fixed-priced task order, and your...more

1/9/2014 - Army Bid Protests Federal Contractors Ombudsman Request for Proposals Scope of Work

SBA Issues Final Rule Implementing The Small Business Jobs Act Of 2010

On October 2, 2013, Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule to establish and revise rules and procedures pertaining to small business set-asides, partial set-asides, multiple award contracts (MACs), task...more

10/11/2013 - Bundling Rules Contractors MACs NDAA SBA Small Business Subcontractors

New FAR Rules Likely For "Critical Infrastructure" Contractors

On February 12, 2013, President Obama signed an Executive Order (the Order) intended to enhance the cybersecurity of the country's critical infrastructure. According to the Order, "[t]he cyber threat to critical...more

2/22/2013 - Barack Obama Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Data Breach DHS DOD Executive Orders Federal Acquisition Regulations GSA Infrastructure NIST Notice Requirements

Successor Service Contractors Must Justify New Hires

The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council recently issued a final rule that implements Executive Order 13495 (Jan. 30, 2009) for nondisplacement of qualified workers employed under contracts covered by the Service Contract...more

1/16/2013 - Contractors Federal Acquisition Regulations

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