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Legal Fees Spent Successfully Defending Qui Tam Whistleblower Claims May Be Recoverable Even Under Fixed-Price Contracts
Such legal costs also may be recoverable when a contract is subject to a modification that based on cost negotiation.
United States
6 Nov 2018
United States
24 Apr 2018
U.S. Customs Determines Coffee Bean Country of Origin is Where Roasted
Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") published its final determination that the country where raw green coffee beans are roasted—not necessarily grown—is their country of origin for the purpose of government procurement.
United States
19 Dec 2017
Government Contracts M&A Moving At Breakneck Speed: Contractors Advised To Slow Down And Ensure Compliance
The pace at which government contractors are engaging in mergers & acquisitions has increased notably in recent years, as a stream of recent stories in the Washington Post and New York Times have reported.
United States
6 Oct 2017
Department Of Labor Announces Increase To Minimum Wage For Government Contractors
The current minimum wage under Executive Order 13658 is $10.20 per hour.
United States
25 Sep 2017
Proposed Internet of Things Cybersecurity Bill May Create Hurdles for Government Contractors
The federal government dramatically has increased its spending in recent years on Internet of Things ("IoT") devices, including biosensors that can gather medical and security data from soldiers and vehicles in the field; ..
United States
12 Aug 2017
Senate's Bid Protest Reforms a Step Backwards for Transparency
On July 10, 2017, the U.S. Senate placed the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act on its Legislative Calendar.
United States
31 Jul 2017
What A New ‘Space Corps' Military Branch Could Mean For Government Contractors
The House and Senate Armed Services Committees recently completed their respective markups of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
United States
19 Jul 2017
GAO Makes Rare Finding Of Error In Past Performance Evaluation, And Underscores Incumbents Are Not Automatically Entitled To Highest Technical Rating
The agency conceded in the protest that "neutral" was the appropriate past performance rating for the awardee, but argued that the error did not prejudice VariQ.
United States
5 Jul 2017
Your Contract Requires You To Be Named As An Additional Insured: Are You?
Last week, New York joined the ranks of several states that may limit a government contractor's access to insurance coverage despite being added, as set forth in the contract, as an...
United States
14 Jun 2017
What VA Contractors Can Expect from Proposed Amendments to VA Acquisition Regulations
In efforts to bring the VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) "in line" with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the US Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA") has proposed amendments to its acquisition regulation.
United States
9 Jun 2017
On-Time Bid Proposals—Not A Second Too Late
Submitting your company's bid proposal close to the deadline can be risky and have grave consequences.
United States
31 May 2017
Deadline Extended: Hospitals and Other Non-Federal Entities Given Another Year to Comply with New OMB Procurement Standards
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently announced that it is giving hospitals and other non-federal entities that receive federal assistance an additional year to comply with revised procurement standards for grants and federal funding.
United States
23 May 2017
Non-Federal Entities Receive Extra Year to Comply with Overhauled OMB Procurement Standards for Federal Assistance Agreements
Non-federal entities that receive federal assistance—such as colleges and universities, hospitals, nonprofits, and state, local and tribal governments—have been given an additional year to comply with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revised procurement standards for grants and federal funding.
United States
20 May 2017
With Unanimous Support, The Revised MGT Act Quickly Clears The House Oversight Committee
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently passed the revised "Modernizing Government Technology Act," and the bill will proceed to the House floor for a vote.
United States
16 May 2017
OMB Federal Agency Data Breach Guidelines – Considerations for Industry
Earlier in February, the Executive Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") issued Memorandum M-17-12 to federal agencies to set out guidelines and procedures for preparing for or responding to a breach involving the release of personally identifiable information ("PII").
United States
4 Mar 2017
Medicare & Medicaid Remain Vulnerable To Fraud And Abuse, GAO Warns
The GAO is out with the latest installment of its "High-Risk Series," which identifies federal programs "that are especially vulnerable to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement...
United States
3 Mar 2017
DOL Issues Final Rules For Sick Leave For Federal Contractors
On September 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the long-awaited Final Rule implementing President Obama's Executive Order 13706, which requires federal contractors (and their subcontractors) to provide workers with a minimum of seven days of paid sick leave.
United States
13 Oct 2016
DME MACs Warn Suppliers Not To Rely On Manufacturer Coding Advice
The DME MACs point out that manufacturers and other entities do not have authority to assign their own code determinations to specific products.
United States
3 Aug 2016
Federal Government And Its Contractors Exempt From The TCPA, FCC Rules
TCPA class actions continue to plague companies around the country, but a recent FCC ruling means that one big caller doesn't have to worry: the federal government, as well as its contractors.
United States
11 Jul 2016
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