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  1. New Confidentiality Agreement Restrictions for DOD Contractors

    In a previous article we explained the dangers of utilizing an overbroad confidentiality agreement between your business and your employees or subcontractors.  To briefly recap, in some states, like Virginia, an overbroad confidentiality agreement can be just as bad as …

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  2. Better Debriefings On The Horizon?

    Contractors are frequently frustrated with agency debriefings.  A common complaint is that debriefings generally provide little insight into the agency’s source selection process.  The White House is trying to change that.  On January 5th, the Acting Administrator for …

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  3. Procuring a Meaningful Remedy in Non-Procurement Protests

    There are a variety of venues in which a disappointed federal government contractor can protest a contract award.  Bid protests do not always need to be brought before the GAO—they may also be adjudicated by the Court of Federal Claims …

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  4. Agency Refuses to Comply With CICA Stay, Gets Slapped

    The Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) prohibits an agency from authorizing performance of a contract while a bid protest is pending if the protest was filed within either ten days after the date of the contract award or within five …

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  5. GAO Calls for More Vigorous Enforcement Actions by OFCCP

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report calling on the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to more vigorously enforce federal contractor nondiscrimination compliance. Specifically, OFCCP is charged with ensuring federal contractor compliance with …

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  6. The Impact of Kingdomware on Task Order Set-Asides

    By now, most lawyers and individuals active in the Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Service Disabled (SDVOSB) community are aware of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kingdomware Techs. Inc., v. United States, 136 S.Ct. 1969 (June …

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  7. The Small Business Administration’s New Recertification Rule

    A small business concern that certified as small at the time it submitted its initial proposal, including price, is considered small for the life of a set-aside contract even if the concern subsequently grows to be “other than small.”  This …

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  8. Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program

    On July 25, 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration published its long-awaited final rule implementing a Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program.  This program is in addition to and not a substitute for SBA’s existing Section 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program.  SBA’s existing Section …

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  9. Teaming Agreement Tips and Tricks

    If you are a small business, most likely you will first encounter a teaming agreement when you’ve been asked to be a proposed subcontractor for a procurement.  You will asked to sign a teaming agreement drafted by the proposed prime.  …

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  10. Supreme Court Rules in favor of VOSBs and SDVOSBs

    The Supreme Court recently issued a decision in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States which will have the result of increasing the number of opportunities Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) will have …

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