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Expecting the Unexpected: Federal Procurement Under Trump

by Polsinelli on

Federal contractors (and their lawyers) have spent much of the past two months trying to anticipate how federal procurement law and policy may change under the incoming Trump Administration. The first factor to note, which...more

OFPP Finds What Contractors Have Known: Effective Debriefings Will Lead To Better Proposals And Fewer Protests

On January 5, 2017, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (“OFPP”) released the third memorandum in its “Myth-busting” series. The third memo found that effective debriefings help to prevent protests and that there is...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

PilieroMazza Submits Comments on the OMB Circular A-xxx

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Yesterday, PilieroMazza filed comments with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy on the proposed new Office of Management and Budget Circular issued on October 7, 2016, 81 Fed. Reg. Included in our comments are:...more

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Not “Fair” to Contractors, According to Texas Judge

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

On October 24, 2016, U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone granted a preliminary injunction to halt the implementation of the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order 13673 (EO 13673), implementing provisions of the Federal...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - July 2015 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Contractor Past Performance Assessment Report–3rd Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 - The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) issued the contractor past performance assessment reporting for the...more

GSA Faces Push-Back on Proposed Rule Eliminating PRC

by Reed Smith on

Reed Smith attended last Friday’s General Services Administration’s (GSA) public meeting on the proposed Transactional Data Reporting rule. GSA’s proposed rule would eliminate the Price Reduction Clause (PRC) in favor of...more

Reed Smith's Government Contracts Weekly Rundown - March 2015 #3

by Reed Smith on

Here is a rundown of last week’s top developments related to government contracts to get you back on track and ready for Monday....more

Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2015 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - The Under Secretary of Defense Issues Memorandum Regarding the Appropriate Use of LPTA Source Selection Process and Associated Contract Type - The Under Secretary of Defense for...more

The Big Bad Price Reduction Clause Might Be On Its Way Out: GSA Proposes New Rule Replacing Customer Tracking Requirements With...

by Reed Smith on

Government contracting is not for the faint of heart when it comes to compliance woes. Private companies looking to do business with the government face a regulatory maze so great that it may inspire references to Greek...more

Reed Smith's Government Contracts Weekly Rundown - March 2015

by Reed Smith on

Spring forward with a rundown of last week’s top developments related to government contracts. 1. Proposed Rule to Change Price-Reduction Clause - The General Service Administration (GSA) proposed a new rule to...more

The “Rule of Two” For Orders Placed Against Multiple Award Contracts: The Other Shoe Has Dropped

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

As many of you may recall, Congress passed the Small Business Jobs Act (“Act”), in July 2010. The purpose of the Act was to ameliorate the effects of the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession. Although the Act...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - September 2014 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

8(A) Subcontracting Limitations: Continued Noncompliance with Monitoring Requirements Signals Need for Regulatory Change - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has conducted a study to review how federal agencies...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - July 2014

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

In this issue: - DoD, GSA, and NASA Issue a Proposed Rule to Amend FAR Review and Justification of Pass-Through Contracts - DoD Issues Proposed Rule to Amend DFARS Business Systems Compliance (DFARS Case...more

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