Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

A Friendly Reminder…Women-Owned Small Business Self-Certification is Coming to an End Soon

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The Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) October 15, 2020 elimination of the self-certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) is rapidly approaching. A WOSB is a small business (based on the applicable NAICS code determination) that is 51% directly and unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more women. An EDWOSBRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Small Business / Socioeconomic Issues

Stinson Partner Eric Whytsell Elected Secretary of the ABA Public Contract Law Section

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Stinson LLP Partner Eric Whytsell was elected this August to serve as Section Secretary of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Public Contract Law Section. The secretary position is the first step on the “leadership ladder” of the Public Contract Law Section, the preeminent professional association of lawyers engaged in public contracting, including federal, state, local government contracting, researchRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

Stinson Partner Susan Warshaw Ebner Begins Term as Chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section

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Stinson LLP Partner Susan Warshaw Ebner begins her term as Section Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Public Contract Law Section this August. This position is the culmination of years of leadership in the Public Contract Law Section, the preeminent professional association of lawyers engaged in public contracting, including federal, state, local government contracting, research and development, grants,Read More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

For Federal Contractors, Another Potential Hurdle to Engaging Foreign Labor

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On August 3, 2020, the president issued Executive Order No. 13940 on Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices with the Interests of American Workers. As indicated by the title of the order, the purported underlying policy is to create opportunities, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, for American workers to compete for federal contractingRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

Top 10 Action Items for Contractors Reopening Their Offices

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During the COVID-19 pandemic the construction industry has, for the most part, been able to continue field operations on existing projects. Of course, regulations have varied from state to state, and in some regions operations have been restricted or curtailed. For the last several weeks construction trade associations such as Associated General Contractors and AssociatedRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Construction