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FAR 52.204-21 And The Future Of Federal Cybersecurity Enforcement

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of opening the 2017 Associated General Contractors of America Federal Contractor Conference in Washington, DC with a presentation focused on the emerging issue of Cybersecurity in...more

April Showers Bring Mass Mods: New GSA Schedule Refresh and Mass Modification

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Later this month, the GSA will issue a refresh to all GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) to incorporate new provisions and clause updates. Even if you are already a GSA Schedule holder, keep reading – a bilateral modification...more

General Services Administration Professional Services Schedule Holders May Soon Have to Lower Prices and Face Post-Award Audits

If you’ve been following the GSA for the last few years then you know the agency has been committed to reforming its Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program. This reform included combining seven professional services schedules...more

GAO Declines to Apply GAO Civilian Task and Delivery Order Protest Authority Act Retroactively to Lapse in Jurisdiction

In two recent opinions, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has declined to reconsider protests it dismissed during the recent lapse in its jurisdiction over protests of civilian agency task and delivery orders...more

Agency First! – CBCA Refuses Jurisdiction over Contractor’s Challenge of Wage Rate Adjustments Despite Final Decision from...

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

On March 31, 2017, the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) dismissed a contractor’s claims against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for a lack of jurisdiction, stating that the contractor should...more

GSA IG Questions Pricing Evaluation of Professional Services Schedules

by Morgan Lewis on

GSA is reevaluating price reasonableness for all new consolidated PSS schedules, which may result in requests for price reductions or even post-award audits for some contractors....more

February 2017 Protest Roundup

In February 2017, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released notable decisions addressing (1) the effect of the temporary lapse in GAO’s civilian task order jurisdiction; (2) discussions, clarifications, and...more

Think Your Real Estate Doesn’t Involve National Security? If You Lease to the Federal Government, Think Again.

There’s been a lot going on in the news cycle so you may have missed a recent Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) Report recommending that the General Services Administration inform tenant agencies when GSA leases...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2017 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Procedural Rules and Regulations - The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) amended its procedural rules and regulations to (1) reflect modern technology, such as E-Filing, and eliminate...more

Transactional Data Reporting: Brave New World

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

As part of its Category Management initiative, the U.S. General Services Administration (“GSA”) has piloted the Transactional Data Reporting rule (“TDR”), which is meant to provide a greater degree of transparency into the...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2017 #2

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments The Small Business Administration has issued an interim final rule amending its regulations to adjust for inflation the amount of certain...more

GAO Urges Transparency in GSA Leasing Practice for Foreign-Owned Real Estate

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On January 3, 2017, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) delivered a report to Congress recommending that the General Services Administration (GSA) inform tenant agencies when leasing high-security space...more

Significant Government Contract Litigation: A Year in Review

Last year provided a number of important claims and cases that further developed various aspects of litigation regarding the Contract Disputes Act (CDA). The major issues raised in some of the more notable claims include...more

FINAL FAR RULE: Prohibition on Reimbursement for Congressional Investigations and Inquiries

On January 13, 2017, the Department of Defense (“DoD”), General Services Administration (“GSA”), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) issued a 10 U.S.C. § 2324(k)(2). Under the rule, contractors may not...more

Federal Contractors Must Provide Privacy Training - Follow The 5-Step Plan To Ensure Compliance

by Fisher Phillips on

Effective immediately, federal contractors will need to comply with privacy training rules intended to ensure that their workforces protect personally identifiable information. As of January 19, 2017, federal contractors will...more

Fair Opportunity Complaints on Task and Delivery Orders

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Last week, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) issued a final rule amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (“GSAR”) to clarify that the ordering-agency task and delivery order ombudsman has...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - December 2016

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GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - FAR Amendment Proposal to Implement Section of NDAA 2016 - The Department of Defense (“DOD”), General Services Administration (“GSA”), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration...more

U.S. Government Open Source Software: OMB’s Memorandum on Federal Source Code Policy Exposes IP Ownership Risk

by McCarter & English, LLP on

On August 8, 2016, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) promulgated an Open Source Software (“OSS”) policy via the Memorandum for the Heads of Departments and Agencies, M-16-21 (“Memorandum” or “M-16-21”). The...more

GSA Remains Confident in the Benefits of the Transactional Data Reporting Rule

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

According to the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Commissioner, Tom Sharpe, the General Services Administration (GSA) remains committed to a smooth transition in implementing the final rule governing transactional data...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - November 2016 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, AND NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION - Clarification of Requirement for Justifications for 8(a) Sole Source Contracts - The Department of Defense...more

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

Proposed Changes to FAR to Clarify Requirements for 8(a) Sole Source Contract Justification Over $22 Million

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

On November 15, 2016, the DOD, GSA, and NASA issued a proposed rule to amend the FAR to clarify guidance for justifications of sole source 8(a) contract awards exceeding $22 million. This proposed rule responds to...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - November 2016 #2

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Revised Interim Implementation of Government-wide Guidance for Grants and Cooperative Agreements - The DOD has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”), the first in a sequence of six...more

Proposed Circular Could Change the Way the Government Procures Common Goods and Services

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

On October 7, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) issued Proposed OMB Circular No. A-XXX, Implementing Category Management for Common Goods and Services. If implemented, the proposed Circular could dramatically...more

Federal Contractors Be Aware: Rule on Tax Delinquencies and Felony Convictions Finalized

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. government finalized on Sept. 30, 2016, regulations amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that will affect an estimated 350,000 federal contractors. These new regulations were promulgated as a result of...more

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