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DoD Continues to Interpret "Commercial Item" Broadly, Despite Recent Attempts to Narrow

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The U.S. Department of Defense has faced criticism from the Office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office concerning its handling of commercial item procurements. The Response: As a...more

Legal Advisor Newsletter - First Quarter 2018

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

The topics in the Legal Advisor focus primarily on corporate and business matters, federal contracting, employment law, intellectual property and electronic commerce. We encourage our readers to communicate their views to us...more

Federal Court In Mississippi Holds That Although Projects Were Constructed With Federal Funds, They Were Not “A Public Work Of The...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

United States ex rel. Metro Mech., Inc. v. Triangle Constr. Co., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1487 (S.D. Miss. Jan. 4, 2018) - Triangle Construction Company, Inc. (“Triangle”) contracted with Mississippi Portfolio Partners III,...more

A Warning for Government Contractors: Sovereign Immunity

A recent Georgia appellate court decision serves as a stark reminder to contractors on government projects that sovereign immunity, though frequently disclaimed in the contract, may limit a contractor’s ability to recover. In...more

Section 809 Panel Releases First Volume of Recommendations for the Overhaul of DoD’s Acquisition Process

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

In 2016, Congress instructed the Department of Defense (DoD) to review its procurement regulations by convening a panel of procurement professionals—from both the public and private sectors. This panel became known as the...more

Protecting Contractors Subject to Chief Engineer Decision Clauses

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Most contractors have encountered a prime contract provision with a governmental agency or public authority owner where the contract states that all claims for extra costs, delay damages or the like must be presented to the...more

SBA Proposed Rule Standardizes SDVO SBC Ownership & Control Standards

On January 29, 2018, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposed to significantly amend its regulations to standardize and clarify the ownership and control standards required for qualifying as either a...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2018

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Procurement of Commercial Items (DFARS case 2016-d006) - The Department of Defense (DOD) issued a final rule, which amended the Defense Federal...more

[Webinar] Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program: Contract Performance 3-Part Webinar Series - Part II - Using the CDA...

Maria Panichelli and Robert Ruggieri are presenting a 3-part educational webinar series for the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program on contract performance. Part II - Using the CDA Litigation Process to Resolve...more

Defining “Unconditional” Ownership and Control of SDVOSBs: SBA Proposes to Relax Ownership and Control Requirements

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Recently, we wrote about the VA’s proposed rule to eliminate its own ownership and control criteria for SDVOSB and VOSB eligibility under the Vets First contracting program. The proposed rule stems from Congress’ mandate in...more

Two Recent Justice Department Memoranda May Have Significant Consequences for Pending and Future False Claims Act Enforcement

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In recent weeks, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued two memoranda that might change the calculus of False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases. The memoranda at a minimum provide organizations with new—or at least...more

Recent DOJ Memos Provide New Tools For False Claims Act Defendants

by Bryan Cave on

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, it recovered over $3.7 billion in judgments and settlements from civil cases involving the False Claims...more

[Webinar] GovBizConnect Webinar Series: Teaming for Today Part lll - Sealing the Deal: How to Draft Enforceable and Compliant...

Now that you know what type of partnership is right for you, what comes next? While many contractors know about teaming and joint ventures, not as many fully understand the necessary requirements to draft enforceable and...more

DoD Awards More Than $230 Billion to Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses from 2010-2016

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report (GAO-18-195R) reviewing the number and types of DoD contracts awarded to minority-owned and women-owned businesses. The good news for minority- and...more

GSA Issues Final Rule to Allow ‘Order-Level Materials’ on Schedule Orders

by Morgan Lewis on

Under the US General Services Administration’s final rule, agencies may add nonschedule Order-Level Materials of up to one-third of the order value acquired in direct support of an individual task or delivery order. The rule...more

Weekly Roundup of Local and Under-the-Radar White Collar News - January 2018

..Some former DOJ attorneys start blogs; others use more innovative methods to develop business: Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer offered to sell secret U.S. whistleblower lawsuits to targets of the complaints ..Not to be outdone...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - January 2018 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Federal Supply Schedule, Order-Level Materials - The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services...more

Taking Security in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a nation with a vast and growing population of over 30 million people and significant requirements for soft and hard infrastructure. Historically, the responsibility for procuring this...more

Subcontractor Pass-Through Claims Are Vulnerable to the Severin Doctrine

Two recent decisions – one from the U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and the other from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims – provide opposing holdings on whether the government can raise a “Severin doctrine” defense to...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - January 2018 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

The Government Shutdown Top 10: Things You Should Know Before You Send Employees Home - Ms. Atallah’s blog creates an invaluable list for government contractors to keep in mind should the government shutdown actually come...more

Contractors Should Prepare For Potential Shutdown

As Congress and the Administration appear to be careening toward a potential government shutdown – whether on Friday January 19 or once another short-term continuing resolution expires – it is a good time for government...more

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Updates - January 2018

by Dentons on

Our January edition of "Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update" offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of December. Highlights this month include: - President Trump...more

Snowmen In August: Strict Compliance And Government Waiver of Contract Requirements

The Government “can engage a contractor to make snowmen in August, if [it spells] it out clearly [in a contract].” Rixon Electronics, Inc. v. United States, 536 F.2d 1345, 1351 (Ct. Cl. 1976). And the contractor generally...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - January 2018

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Pentagon Task Force’s $675 Million in Contracts to Rebuild Afghanistan Found Wasteful - According to an article from Government Executive, the Defense Department’s now-defunct business task force...more

DOD Protest Reform: Initial Thoughts on the Congressionally-Mandated RAND Report

The RAND Corporation’s much-awaited report assessing bid protests of Department of Defense (DOD) procurements is out. The report fulfills a Congressional mandate in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2017...more

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