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Do Federal Supply Schedule Contracts Still Have Value?

by Blank Rome LLP on

Over the past several months, there has been a confluence of congressional and agency actions that will have a significant impact on Federal Supply Schedule (“FSS”) contract holders. These changes are so significant that they...more

OFCCP’s New Directive On Predetermination Notices Gives Contractors A Second Chance

Effective February 27, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which is charged with ensuring federal contractors and subcontractors provide equal employment opportunity, issued Directive 2018-01,...more

ASBCA Confirms That It Has Jurisdiction to Entertain Fraud-Based Defenses

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

The Federal Circuit’s holding in Laguna Construction Co. v. Carter seemed, when the case was decided in 2016, to scale back the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals’ (“ASBCA”) jurisdiction to entertain fraud-related...more

Government Shutdowns: Practical Strategies For Mitigating Contractor Risk

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Crisis averted – at least for the time being. The government shutdowns in January and February 2018 were big news, but ultimately resulted in very little actual downtime for the Federal government. But does that mean its...more

Final Draft of NIST SP 800-171A Still Open for Comments

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is responsible for developing information security standards and guidelines—including minimum requirements for federal information systems. At the end of February,...more

OFCCP’s New Directive on Predetermination Notices Gives Contractors a Second Chance

Effective February 27, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which is charged with ensuring federal contractors and subcontractors provide equal employment opportunity, issued Directive 2018-01,...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2018 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING - San Diego Communications Company Pays More Than $12 Million to Settle False Claim Act Allegations Regarding Eligibility for Small Business Innovation and Research Contracts - According to a news...more

More Transparency at the OFCCP: New Protocol to Standardize Use of Predetermination Notices

In a move toward greater transparency, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently issued Directive 2018-01 affecting the use of predetermination notices (PDNs) in discrimination cases. OFCCP uses PDN...more

Pre-Award Notifications in a Set-Aside Procurement: Can I Get a Debriefing Now?

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

If you pursue contracts that are set aside for small businesses, you have probably noticed that if your proposal is not successful, you will get what is called a “pre-award” notification from the agency informing you of the...more

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Updates - March 2018

by Dentons on

Our March edition of “Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Update” offers a summary of the relevant changes that took place during the month of February....more

OFCCP Issues First Directive Under Trump Administration

Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, federal contractors have been waiting to see what changes the new administration would make to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). Thus far, the...more

Deadline for New Jersey’s Annual Pay-to-Play Disclosure is Approaching: Is Your Company Ready to File?

by Genova Burns LLC on

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (“ELEC”) requires each business entity that received payments of $50,000 or more (in the aggregate) as a result of government contracts during the 2017 calendar year to...more

Federal Contractors’ Guide To Small Business Administration Set-Aside Contracts, Size Standards, Size Protests, And Affiliation

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The federal government sets aside a significant portion of its procurement dollars each year for purchasing goods and services from small businesses. Small business set-aside procurements and small business contract awards...more

Control of a Set-aside Entity

by Williams Mullen on

In this episode of GovCon Perspectives, Will Wozniak talks with Shayn Fernandez about what to do when passive investments raise questions of affiliation. Protestors often raise issues of affiliation in the form of size...more

What’s on Your Bulletin Board? Federal Contractor and Subcontractor Posting Requirements

Federal contractors and subcontractors must post certain information to inform job seekers and/or employees of applicable policies, regulations, and laws. During a compliance review by the Office of Federal Contract...more

New OFCCP Directive on Predetermination Notices Makes it Easier for Contractors to Understand and Address OFCCP Audit Concerns

by Littler on

A Promise of Greater Transparency and Consistency - In recently meeting with the OFCCP’s new leadership, we were pleased to hear that they are committing to increasing transparency and achieving consistency across regional...more

OFCCP Issues New Directive In Furtherance Of Commitment To Increased Transparency

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Under the leadership of new OFCCP Director Ondray Harris, the Agency has issued its first policy directive of 2018. Directive 2018-01, effective February 27, addresses an area of concern discussed at length during the...more

The Top 150 U.S. Postal Service Contractors In Fiscal Year 2017

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

As part of our postal industry practice, we annually compile a list of the Top 150 USPS Suppliers FY 2017 based on data received under the Freedom of Information Act. Here are the results....more

OFCCP Issues Directive Re: Consistent Use Of PDNs

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued its Directive (DIR) 2018-01 as part of ongoing efforts to increase transparency of preliminary findings with federal contractors, and to achieve...more

Learning from Bid Protests: Price “Credits” for IP Rights

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

On January 24, 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a bid protest that in part, focused on the issue of price credit. VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT) protested the award of a Department of the Army contract—for...more

Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: Are Your EEO Posters Up To Date?

by Hogan Lovells on

Most employers are required to post the familiar EEO Is the Law poster. This is a friendly reminder that the OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) also requires federal contractors and subcontractors subject...more

Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave In Effect

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

As the first quarter of 2018 nears its end, and we are adjusting to an extra hour of daylight (and an hour less sleep this weekend) we wanted to take a moment to remind you about the Paid Sick Leave obligations that went into...more

Are You Covered By The Federal Paid Sick Leave Law For Federal Contractors?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

As paid sick leave laws continue to pass across the nation, as recently seen in Austin, Texas, employers have focused on complying with the various state and local jurisdictions’ paid sick leave requirements . However,...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2018

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING - Claims Court Could Receive Record Number of Protests in 2018 - According to an article in the Federal Contracts Report, the United States Court of Federal Claims (COFC) is on course to receive...more

Do Millennials Post a Retention Risk? According to GAO, It’s Reasonable For Agencies to Consider It - Set-Aside Alert

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

The common assumption is that Millennials move quickly between jobs, never truly laying down roots for the long-term. The United States Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) conducted its own study, which focused on...more

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