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Presidential Decree on Construction and Infrastructure Projects in Azerbaijan

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan has approved a Law On the Implementation of Special Financing for Investment Projects in Connection with Construction and Infrastructure Facilities, dated 15 March 2016. In...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for March 2016

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

Decision: Agencies Are Not Required to Accept Size Standards Increased After Solicitation is Issued

Recently, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims issued the decision in Orion Construction Co. v. United States, No. 15-1505C (Fed. Cl. April 1, 2016) which is a cautionary tale for all small business offerors regarding the risk of...more

What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Suppliers

Volume 4 – Key Issues in Government Contracts Due Diligence - This posting is the fourth in our ten-part series on unique issues that arise in connection with mergers and acquisitions involving government contractors and...more

Ninth Circuit Denies Medicare Payments in Assets-Only Purchase Without Assignment of Provider Agreement

On April 11, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a hospital was not entitled to Medicare payments in an assets-only purchase until the Buyer enrolled in the Medicare program because it did not accept the...more

Assess and enhance your compliance program in this time of elevated risks

Continuous changes in the healthcare industry are delivering exciting innovations and new opportunities, but they are also creating new threats. Healthcare organizations face changing operational and enforcement environments...more

Why the SBA doesn’t like your joint trust: A common estate planning trap for owners of certified small businesses with government...

It is common for business owners to have different attorneys for their estate planning needs and their business law needs – sometimes, the two attorneys don’t even work for the same law firm. This article will review the...more

In the Global Trenches: Brazil’s Business Culture & Getting Things Done

Brazil is once again at the forefront of news. Ongoing corruption scandals plague the highest echelons of leadership. Impeachment hearings threaten the stability of the largest economy in South America....more

Increased Suspensions and Debarments Bring Challenges for Small Business Contractors

Newly released Department of Defense statistics show that the number of suspension and debarment actions initiated by defense agencies continue to rise, in some cases significantly. For example, in fiscal year 2015, the...more

Demands For Broader Disclosure Of Corporate Affiliations: Federal Contractors Subject To Yet Another Public Disclosure Rule

The trend toward increasing disclosure obligations as a condition of doing business with the federal government continues, as a new rule that goes into effect on April 6, 2016, will require contractors to publicly disclose...more

What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Suppliers

Volume 3—What Happens to Pending Proposals? Thus far in this ten-part series, we have discussed whether and how existing contracts with the Government can be transferred to the buyer or surviving entity when an...more

Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege when Conducting an Internal Investigation

You may recall that, back in July 2014, we advised that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had overturned a D.C. District Court decision in a False Claims Act case that required the results of an internal investigation, which...more

Do's and Dont's for Teaming Agreements & Subcontracts for 8(a) Contracts

Overview - - Teaming Agreements & Subcontracts - What are they? - What provisions should you include? - What are the key considerations for primes? - What are the key considerations for...more

Amendments to the FAR on Tracking Corporate Performance, Representations, and Certifications

Recently, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) was amended to better track corporate performance of affiliated companies. In short, this is rule is likely designed to combat entities that had issues performing federal...more

Women Business Enterprise Certification Could Benefit Your Business

Each year state, local and federal agencies award billions of dollars in contracts to private businesses and of those contracts awarded, government agencies set aside a percentage of business opportunities or contacts for...more

EPA Small Business Innovation Research Program Provides Eight $300,000 Contracts

On February 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced eight small business contracts through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The eight Phase II contracts provide the companies...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2016 #2

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity - DOD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the FAR to implement section 852 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2013 to include, in...more

"Reminder: New Jersey Pay-to-Play Form BE Due on March 30, 2016"

This memorandum is to remind you that the annual filing for state and local contractors required under New Jersey Chapter 271 (Form BE) is due March 30, 2016. In particular, as we have described in previous mailings, this...more

In a Major Win for Women Owned Businesses, SBA Expands WOSB/EDWOSB-Eligible Industry List

On March 3, 2016, the SBA announced that it has expanded the list of industries in which a contract can be set-aside for women-owned small businesses (“WOSB”) or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2016

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Underrepresented Industries Identified, Expansion, and Spending Goals Met for WOSB Program - On March 3, 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the results of a...more

Women Owned Small Business Regulations Update

Women Owned Small Business Contracting Program with the designated NAICS Codes thatqualify for WOSBs were announced in the federal register today. Effective today. In order to carry out the Women-Owned Small Business Federal...more

WOSBs: $17.8 Billion in FY15 Spending and MORE NAICS Codes!

On March 2, 2016, SBA announced that federal government spending in FY 2015 met the 5% spending goal for WOSBs. According to the SBA, 5.05% or $17.8 billion of all federal small business eligible contracting dollars were...more

Middle East Privatisation – Saudi Arabia Par Excellence?

Saudi Arabia’s recently announced plans to privatise several key industries in the Kingdom has once again brought the Kingdom’s privatisation agenda back into the spotlight. The announcements form part of the countries...more

Red Notice Newsletter - February 2016

DOJ and SEC Announce Settlement with PTC, Inc. in FCPA Case Involving SEC’s First Individual Deferred Prosecution Agreement - On February 16, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S....more

Maximize Business Opportunities in Michigan as a Service-Disabled Veteran

Be as successful in business as you were in the military. Take advantage of federal, state, and local laws which provide procurement preferences for service-disabled veterans. As the following blog article will address,...more

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