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Qatar Financial Centre Issues New Tax Exemption for Defense and Security Companies

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The Qatar Financial Centre Authority ("QFCA") Tax Department have issued a Concessionary Statement of Practice (the "Statement") providing for an exemption to Qatar Financial Centre ("QFC") companies performing contracts in...more

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OFCCP Issues Opinion Letter Protecting “Controversial” Religious Beliefs

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On January 8, 2021, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued an opinion letter on “Legal Protections for Religious Liberty in the Workplace.” The opinion letter builds on OFCCP’s recent regulations...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

GAO Decision Highlights Consequences of “Diligent Pursuit” Rule

Recent GAO protest decision provides a painful reminder that protests that run afoul of the “diligent pursuit” rule will be dismissed as untimely. GAO’s Bid Protest Regulations contain strict rules for the timely...more

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OFCCP Publishes Opinion Letter on Protections for Religious Liberty in (and out of) the Workplace

On January 8, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published an opinion letter responding to an unidentified religious organization’s request for clarification on the “scope of the legal...more

Stinson - Government Contracting Matters

GSA Removes All But DoD-Approved Drones from MAS Contracts

In a move that has been expected for some time, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced on January 12, 2021 that it will remove all drones (as defined by 49 U.S.C. Ch. 448) from Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Transportation, Trade and CBP: Looking Ahead to the Biden Era

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Few U.S. government agencies spent more time in the spotlight during the four years of the Trump Administration than U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – the component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

ASBCA Holds that Anticipated Days of Adverse Weather Do Not Decrease Delay Damages

Many construction contractors working with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have seen it happen: they experience a government-caused delay or suspension, which USACE agrees to pay for, but then USACE deducts...more

Cozen O'Connor

Notice of Appeal Winter 2021

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Precedential Opinions of Note - False Claims Act’s First-to-File Bar Permits Amended Complaint Adding New Relator - In re Plavix Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (No. II) (September 1, 2020),...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

SBA Interim Final Rule Allows Certain 8(a) Program Participants to Extend Participation for One Year

Rule based upon provisions contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 authorizes many participants in the 8(a) Business Development program to...more

Wiley Rein LLP

New DOD Trusted Capital Program Provides Investment Opportunities

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WHAT: The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has established a new voluntary program designed to match critical technology companies with vetted sources of private capital. WHEN: On December 1, 2020, DOD issued a Request for...more

PilieroMazza PLLC

The VA Issues Class Deviation: Important Changes Governing Limitations on Subcontracting Effective Immediately

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On December 23, 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a class deviation to implement the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) formulation of the limitations on subcontracting (LOS) and nonmanufacturer rule...more

Stinson - Government Contracting Matters

DoD COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Seeks Wider Distribution of Vaccine to Government Contractor Employees to Secure the DIB – Contractors...

As government contractors, you have been caught between the Scylla and Charybdis of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the one hand, you have been required to continue to perform your government contracts to ensure the safety and...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

SBA Extends 8(a) Program Terms by One Year

On January 13, 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an interim final rule to, among other things, amend § 124.2 of its regulations to incorporate the optional program term extension for small business concerns...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

New York State Goes Even Bigger On Offshore Wind

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On January 13, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State announced by far the largest offshore wind award set by any state in U.S. history, picking two projects that together are expected to provide 2,490 megawatts...more

Robinson+Cole Construction Law Zone

DBE Gross Receipts Cap Adjusted for Inflation

In December 2020, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) amended the small business size limit under the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program (section 1101(b) of the Fixing America’s Surface...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

An Apparent Problem For Government Contractors

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A recent decision out of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals serves as a useful reminder that the rules regarding apparent authority in contracting apply differently to government employees than to government...more

PilieroMazza PLLC

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – January 2021

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BUSINESS & TRANSACTIONS - Purchase Agreement Components, Part 2: Indemnification Provisions - In an acquisition, particularly an equity acquisition, a buyer must perform extensive due diligence on the target company to...more

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Office Closures And Limited Access: Federal Contractor Considerations When Weathering Potential Political Unrest

As has been widely reported, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning of mass protests and potential violence accompanying the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021. However, unlike...more

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[Webinar] Past Performance: How to Use Yours, Benefit from Others’, and Defend It from Attacks - January 20th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm...

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A government agency’s evaluation of an offeror’s past performance can often be the difference between winning or losing a government contract. And, for better or worse, agencies are given broad discretion in how they evaluate...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Federal Circuit Confirms DoD Contractor’s Expanded Restrictions on Non-Government Parties Rights in Data

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Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (Federal Circuit) opinion in The Boeing Co. v. Secretary of the Air Force shed additional light on the technical data rights of contractors under defense...more

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PA Dept of Labor Industry’s Bidding Thresholds Increase in 2021 for Municipality Bidding

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The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s municipal authority and municipality bidding thresholds will rise 1.4 percent in 2021. The Department published its bidding thresholds for 2021 under Act 90 of 2011....more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Defense Contractors Have Some Leeway to Mark Noncommercial Technical Data to Restrict Rights of Non-Government Third Parties

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit interprets DFARS technical data rights clause to allow contractors to mark technical data delivered to the government to restrict the rights of non-government third parties. ...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

In the First FCA Appellate Case of 2021, the Fourth Circuit Affirms the Dismissal of Relators’ Claims for Lack of Scienter and...

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On January 8, 2021, in the first appellate decision of the year addressing a False Claims Act case, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the summary judgment dismissal of relators’ claims that a manufacturer of allergenic extracts...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

[Webinar] Government Contracting Fundamentals Series: Key Strategies for Compensation on Problematic Federal Contracts - January...

Obermayer is excited to continue its “GovCon Examiner Live” webinar series in 2021. Over the course of the next 12 months, our experienced government contracting attorneys Maria Panichelli and Michael Richard will bring their...more

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OFCCP Proposes Accommodations and Promotions Focused Review Scheduling Letters

As we previously reported, when OFCCP released its latest Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (“CSAL”) in September 2020, it identified contractors selected for the agency’s new reviews focused on promotions and...more

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