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Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update - November 2016

by Dentons on

We are pleased to send you the November edition of "Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update," which offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of October. Highlights this month...more

Discretion in Procurement: The GAO Finds for the Government

by Bilzin Sumberg on

The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) issued a decision that could be used by government agencies to support “all encompassing” RFPs, or RFPs that require one bidder to provide several products and services even if, in...more

Akamai and Nortek – DOJ Touts Declinations Under FCPA Pilot Program

by Michael Volkov on

DOJ’s FCPA Unit knows what they are doing. In the immediate weeks after the release of the FCPA Pilot Program, DOJ publicly released two declination letters for Akamai Technologies and Nortek, Inc. and the SEC announced...more

The Rise, and Risk, of Construction Drones

by Baker Donelson on

Drone usage on construction projects is ready to take off. With recent enhancements in performance and capability, it will soon be hard to imagine a large construction project without drones playing some role. Consider this...more

Issues for consideration: EPC contracts and technology licenses in petrochemical projects

by White & Case LLP on

In petrochemical projects, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts are often negotiated after the technology licenses have been negotiated between the technology licensors and the project...more

Engineers Beware!! California Courts Have Held Engineers Owe A Duty Of Care And Are Liable to Contractors For Plans And...

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

In a detailed explanation of an Engineer’s duties and responsibilities, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California held that an engineer that prepares plans and specifications relied upon by...more

Construction Law Advisory - December 2015

by Saul Ewing LLP on

Use of Drones Increasing in Construction Industry - Affordable and easy-to-fly, small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), commonly referred to as “drones,” now are widely available for consumer purchase and use. Companies...more

[Event] Yes, Virginia, You Can Use Drones in Your Business! - Dec. 1st (Virginia Beach, VA) & Dec. 4th (Richmond &...

by Williams Mullen on

Companies from a wide spectrum of industries have obtained a Section 333 Exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that permits them to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as “drones,” to...more

OSHA Clarifies RAGAGEP Definition and Abandons Use of "Commercial Grade" in PSM Standard

by BakerHostetler on

On June 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published two interpretations related to process safety management (“PSM”). In this publication, OSHA defined the term...more

Understanding SBA’s Proposed Rule Changes For The Mentor-Protégé Program And Limitations On Subcontracting

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

In This Presentation: - Two new proposed rules from SBA: - Mentor-protégé program for all small businesses - Limitations on subcontracting - Both rulemakings contain many other proposals that...more

SBA Proposes Subcontracting Reforms and Other Changes

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

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

Key Issues Facing Places of Public Accommodation at the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

by Epstein Becker & Green on

With all of the presents, decorations, and champagne now firmly in the rearview mirror, January is a time customarily spent reflecting on the year that was and planning for the year ahead. For places of public accommodation,...more

Fixed-Price Development Contracting: When Politics Trump Basic Contracting Principles

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Veterans of Government contracting know that despite a myriad of technological advances and the increasing oversight of defense contractors, basic rules of thumb continue to underlie successful contract performance. Failure...more

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