Category: Government Contracts

Defense Production Act and Government Contractors

With the coronavirus’ increasing impact on society and business, contractors – particularly those that supply medical supplies and items such as gloves, masks, protective gowns and the like – should be prepared for potential prioritizing of government orders. If an agency presents an order under the authority of the Defense Production Act, the contractor must [..]

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Government Contracts Brief – Week of March 30, 2020

Government Delay in Filing of Protest Does Not Waive Timeliness Requirement A recent GAO decision reminds contractors that if your proposal is late then it is highly likely going to be rejected, even if part of the reason it is late lies with the government. If the offeror cannot show that the government’s actions allegedly [..]

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Government Contracts Report – Week of March 30, 2020

OFCCP’s New Contractor Compliance Website The Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) has launched a contractor compliance website. According to OFCCP’s information release, the institute is an “on-demand learning management system designed to help federal contract holders meet their equal employment opportunity obligations.” The institute is specifically tailored for federal contractors and the courses are [..]

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Government Contracts Brief – Week of March 23, 2020

Subcontract Reporting Requirements If a contractor awards a subcontract over $30K it must report it to the government. FAR 52.204-10 provides the information that must reported, where to file, and the deadlines for filing. Reporting is only applicable to awards to first-tier subcontractors. Primes or subs that had gross income in the prior tax year [..]

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Government Contracts Report – Week of March 23, 2020

Court of Federal Claims Rules on TAA The Court of Federal Claims recently issued a ruling that will now allow companies to source products from non-TAA countries. The Court held that the components of a drug being sold to the VA had nothing to do with its country of origin when determining whether it was [..]

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Government Contracts Brief – Week of March 16, 2020

Corrective Action And Timeliness In GAO Protests GAO recently denied a protest as untimely related to an agency’s corrective action. The unsuccessful offeror filed a protest, which was denied as academic due to the agency taking corrective action. The agency made the scope of the corrective action clear to the protestor. The corrective action notice date was September [..]

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Government Contracts Report – Week of March 16, 2020

WOSB and EDWOSB Soon No Longer Self-Certified Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) will soon no longer be able to self-certify. The SBA is finally putting into effect a requirement from the 2015 NDAA eliminating self-certification for these small business classifications. Once the governing regulations are final and effective (expected this summer), WOSBs and EDWOSBs [..]

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Government Contracts Brief – Week of March 9, 2020

Recovering Protest Costs At GAO When An Agency Takes Corrective Action A protestor at GAO has two avenues of redress for recovering the costs of pursuing its protest when the agency decides to take corrective action. It may ask GAO to recommend the agency reimburse the costs and if the parties cannot reach an agreement on the amount [..]

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Government Contracts Report – Week of March 9, 2020

CMMC Model v1.0 Released No doubt one of the biggest developments in procurement contracting right now is the CMMC. The various draft versions were released, assessor training is underway, and now DoD has released CMMC Model v1.0 outlining the full framework for moving forward with its “cyber hygiene” requirements. Federal District Court Says It Has No [..]

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