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Multiple-Award Contracts - Path to Growth or Punishment for Success?

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Published by Set-Aside Alert Newsletter: Size and status representations for task orders issued under MultipleAward Contracts (MAC) and schedules have become a controversial and complex issue. Generally, the Small Business...more

GSA Identifies Fraudulent Activity in SAM.gov and Imposes New Requirements

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Takeaways for all government contractors - 1. Review your SAM.gov registration to ensure it is accurate, especially as to banking information and authorized Entity Administrators. 2. Prepare and submit notarized...more

New DoD Class Deviation Tackles Micro-purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On April 13, 2018, The Department of Defense (DoD) issued Class Deviation 2018-O00013, which consolidates and supersedes two prior class deviations that increased the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds and...more

Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs: Methodology for Developing the Scheduling List Supply & Service Federal...

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently released its scheduling methodology for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 scheduling list. The two-page document describes the process the agency used to develop the...more

The Future of COTS Procurement: The Proposed Section 846 Business Models

On March 16, 2018, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) and the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) released their Phase 1 Implementation Plan (the “Plan”) for “Procurement Through E-Commerce Portals” as directed...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2018 #4

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - FAR Class Deviation for Enhanced Debriefings - The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a FAR class deviation last Thursday for enhanced debriefings in light of Section 818 of the FY2018 NDAA (NDAA...more

SAM, I AM: New Verification Requirement for SAM.gov Likely to Delay New Registrations

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Registering with SAM.gov is a fact of life for government contractors. And, from what we often hear, a challenging fact at that. Indeed, it can be difficult to navigate the registration process, and it is time-consuming....more

What Should Contractors Know About GSA's New E-Commerce Portal Implementation Plan?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Section 846 of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) directed the General Services Administration (GSA) to create a new e-commerce portal for the sale of commercial goods. • The portal is to come on line in...more

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

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

Final GSA Rule on Commercial License Terms that Conflict with Federal Law

Anyone who has endeavored to sell commercial software to the Federal government well knows there are devils hiding in the details of most commercial license agreements. The trick is knowing how to spot them – or, more...more

SBA OHA Affirms Long-Standing Interpretation of Recertification Regulations

In a recent decision, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Office of Hearing and Appeals (“OHA”) affirmed the widely-understood interpretation of the SBA regulations that a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small...more

[Webinar] OASIS Open Season - Overview of the Potential Requirements, Scope and Approach for the OASIS Contract Vehicle - March...

With GSA Successfully completing the first on-ramp of contractors by adding 31 new small businesses to the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business (OASIS SB) Pool 2 contract, it may be time for...more

SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals Clarifies the (Not So Obvious) Effect of Size and Status Recertifications

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

In a recent case with wide-ranging implications, the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) confirmed the broad nature of SBA’s general rule that a contractor maintains its size and...more

Government Contracts Legislative and Regulatory Updates - February 2018

by Dentons on

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

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2018 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - 81 Firms Land Spots on $15B GSA Alliant 2 Small Business GWAC - According to an article on govconwire.com, the General Services Administration has awarded 81 companies spots on the small business...more

General Services Administration Announces Plans to Update Cybersecurity Requirements for Contractors

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

In mid-January, the General Services Administration (GSA) released their Semiannual Regulation Agenda. Within this agenda, GSA announced plans to update requirements in the General Services Administration Acquisition...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 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

Government Contractors Should Expect Another Level of Cybersecurity Requirements

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Department of Defense’s cybersecurity requirements for Covered Defense Information became effective on Dec. 31, 2017. See DFARS 52.204-7012. There is no corresponding FAR cybersecurity rule, leaving the civilian agencies...more

Executive Actions to Spur Rural Broadband

On Jan. 8, President Trump issued an Executive Order to all executive agencies to use all “viable tools” to accelerate the deployment of broadband internet access service in rural America. The president also signed a...more

ML Strategies Outlook for 2018

With the start of a new year, Congress returns to Washington for the second session of the 115th Congress, while President Trump readies for his first State of the Union on January 30, 2018. The legislative agenda for the...more

GSA & OMB are Holding a Public Meeting and Requesting Written Comments Regarding Implementation of the “Amazon Amendment”

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

The General Services Administration (“GSA”) and the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) are providing an important opportunity to the public to provide input into the implementation of the so-called “Amazon Amendment,”...more

2018 NDAA Analysis: Signals Towards the Federal Government’s Growing Interest in Blockchain Technology

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This is the seventh blog post in a series analyzing the current draft of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as signed into law on December 12, 2017. Stay tuned for more blog posts covering additional topics in...more

Information Security In Government and Defense Contracting: New and Upcoming Requirements

by Locke Lord LLP on

As many contractors know well, federal and defense acquisition processes can be a complicated, rule-intensive process subject to frequent change. Fortunately, some recent changes appear to be well designed to provide for...more

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