Katie Flood

Katie Flood

PilieroMazza PLLC

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The Mandatory Disclosure Rule – Demystifying Your Disclosure Requirements

It’s that gut-check scenario: You realize that your company has made a mistake on an invoice submitted on a government contract, or that your company has mistakenly represented its size or socioeconomic status. Regardless of...more

9/10/2015 - Disclosure Requirements Ethics False Claims Act FAR Federal Contractors Invoices Overpayment Small Business Suspensions & Debarments

A Refresher on the Non-Manufacturer Rule

Unless you are a small business regularly engaged in selling supplies to the U.S. Government, you may have only a passing familiarity with the requirements of the Non-Manufacturer Rule (NMR). The NMR is an exception to the...more

9/3/2015 - Federal Contractors Manufacturers Non-Manufacturer Rule (NMR) SBA Set-Asides Small Business Waivers

Comments on Proposed Rule Regarding Small Business Subcontracting Improvements

After the recent small business subcontracting plan changes were implemented by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) in its final rule at 78 Fed. Reg. 42391, dated July 16, 2013, many of our clients have asked us...more

8/10/2015 - FAR Federal Contractors Federal Procurement Systems GSA NAICS Proposed Regulation Public Comment Small Business

Subcontracting Plans: How Implementing Best Practices Now Can Save You Headaches Down the Road

As a federal contractor, there are already many areas where you must track your compliance with the rules and regulations carefully. One area increasingly receiving greater scrutiny from the government is prime contractors’...more

6/13/2015 - Audits Best Practices Compliance Construction Contracts Federal Contractors SBA Subcontractors

PilieroMazza Legal Advisor - Second Quarter 2015

In This Issue: - Subcontracting Plans: How Implementing Best Practices Now Can Save You Headaches Down the Road - Recent ASBCA Decision Opens Door to New Approach for Contractors Negotiating Collective...more

5/6/2015 - CBAs Collective Bargaining Construction Industry Contract Negotiations Federal Contractors NAICS Prime Contractor SBA Small Business Subcontractors WOSB

Subcontracting Plan Compliance - What Large and Small Contractors Need To Know

In this presentation: - Subcontracting plan requirements - Relevant provisions for small businesses - Understanding the SBA review process - Best practices for a successful subcontracting...more

4/22/2015 - Best Practices FAR Federal Contractors SBA Small Business Subcontractors

Consequences for Large Primes Not Hitting Subcontracting Plan Goals

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) recently ruled that the Defense Logistics Agency (“DLA”) properly excluded a large business prime contractor’s proposal from the competitive range based in part on the...more

4/15/2015 - Federal Contractors GAO Prime Contractor Public Procurement Policies Small Business Subcontractors Subcontracts

Comments on Proposed Rule Small Business Government Contracting and NDAA of 2013 Amendments, RIN: 3245-AG58

Re: RIN: 3245-AG58, Comments on Proposed Rule Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Amendments - Dear Ms. Fernandez: We are writing to submit comments...more

4/6/2015 - Federal Contractors NAICS NDAA Proposed Regulation Public Comment SBA Small Business Subcontractors

GSA Proposes to Amend GSAR for Reporting of Transactional Data and Prices Paid by Ordering Activities

On March 4, 2015, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Proposed Rule to amend the GSA’s Acquisition Regulations. The rule outlines a plan to adopt clauses requiring vendors to report transactional data from...more

3/26/2015 - Federal Acquisition Regulations GSA GSAR Proposed Regulation Reporting Requirements

SBA Proposes Subcontracting Reforms and Other Changes

In this presentation: - Hot off the presses: SBA’s proposed rule for the new mentor-protégé program for all small businesses - How the limitations on subcontracting currently work - Changes to the...more

2/11/2015 - Contractors HUBZone Mentor-Protege Program NAICS NDAA Proposed Regulation Public Procurement Policies SBA SDVOSB Small Business Subcontractors

The Ins and Outs of NAICS Code Appeals

In this time of heightened competition on all federal procurements, it is critically important that small business contractors use the tools at their disposal to help them stay competitive and secure work. ...more

9/25/2014 - Appeals Federal Contractors Federal Procurement Systems NAICS SBA Small Business

Small Business Government Contractors: Legislative and Regulatory Update

In this presentation: - New Final Rules - Presumed Loss - Subcontracting - Multiple Award Contracts - Coming Attractions - Performance of Work Requirements -...more

9/22/2014 - Federal Contractors NAICS SBA Small Business Subcontractors

How to Form Teaming Agreements and Strategic Partnerships

In this presentation: - Teaming - Subcontracting - Joint Ventures - Q&A - Excerpt from Teaming: Once partners are selected, prepare and sign a Teaming Agreement: - What...more

7/31/2014 - Audits Compliance Contract Drafting Ethics Federal Contractors Investigations Joint Venture Procurement Guidelines Reporting Requirements Subcontracts Teaming Agreements

PilieroMazza Legal Advisor - Third Quarter 2014

In this issue: - Avoiding Pitfalls with Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts - What Is Enough Consideration of Small Business Interests? – GAO Denies Protests Against GSA Consolidation of Small...more

7/23/2014 - Employer Liability Issues GAO Restrictive Covenants SBA Small Business

Attorney-Client Privilege Protects Against Production of Internal Investigations of Fraud

If you have been worrying about a potential issue related to an audit or False Claims Act (FCA) complaint, but have been nervous to proceed with an internal investigation in case those results should come back damning and...more

7/9/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Compliance False Claims Act Internal Investigations Kellogg Brown & Root Work-Product Doctrine

HUBZone Map Changes – New Information Released for Over 100 Non-Metropolitan Counties

Good news for many HUBZone (or HUBZone-interested) firms: The SBA has just announced that 104 non-metropolitan counties have been designated as newly qualified HUBZones or have had their redesignation periods extended, based...more

5/23/2014 - Bureau of Labor Statistics Contractors Federal Contractors HUBZone Real Estate Development SBA Unemployment

Firm-Fixed Price? No Need To Budge

In this era of strict budgets and an ever-increasing emphasis on lowering prices and costs, it’s no surprise that contractors are feeling pressure from procurement officials to provide the lowest prices possible. Such...more

3/25/2014 - CBCA Federal Acquisition Regulations

SBA Issues Final Rules on the Use of Set-Asides for Multiple Award Contracts

On October 2, 2013, SBA issued its long-anticipated final rule addressing the use of set-asides on multiple award contracts and clarifying the regulations on bundling and contract consolidation. The final rule implements...more

10/7/2013 - Multiple Award Contracts NAICS SBA Set-Asides

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