Government Contracts & Investigations

Multinationals—Make Sure to Comply with Personnel Representations in Your Proposals

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In trying to pool resources amongst related entities, lines may blur as to whether the personnel on a given project are employed by the domestic entity in accordance with the contract requirements and terms of proposal. While the facts of ABS Development Corporation, ASBCA Nos. 6022, et al. are on the extreme side of noncompliance,Read More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

New Personal Net Worth Requirement for MBE/WBE Certification in Kansas City, Missouri

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A new Personal Net Worth requirement for MBE/WBE certification is set to take effect in Kansas City, Missouri on October 1, 2019.  It applies to everyone, and could have a significant impact. New Requirements On October 25, 2018, the Kansas City Council amended the rules that govern the City’s Minority & Women Business Enterprise ProgramRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

Digging into the Details of the Latest Buy American Executive Order for Federal Construction Contractors

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E.O. 13858 Reiterates the Need for Strict Application of Buy American Rules on Infrastructure Projects On January 31, 2019 President Trump issued his “Executive Order on Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects” (E.O. 13858). The Order is a re-assertion of and expansion upon his April 18, 2017 “Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American”Read More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Buy American Act, Construction, Contract Administration, Statutes and Regulations

DOD Increasing Oversight of Contractor Cybersecurity and Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management

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On January 21 and February 5, 2019, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Ellen Lord, issued two memoranda outlining steps that the Department of Defense (DOD) is taking to increase the scrutiny and consideration of a government contractor’s implementation of DOD cybersecurity requirements.  These memoranda make clear that the DOD is ratchetingRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

FAA Announces Audit of Its Award Practices for Major Acquisition Program Contracts

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In order to operate, maintain, and modernize the National Airspace System (NAS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) relies on an expansive portfolio of capital assets. Acquisition plays a key role in supporting FAA’s mission to operate the NAS and modernize air traffic control through implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The NextGenRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Bid Protests and the Contracting Process, Claims and Disputes, Statutes and Regulations