Sunday, July 12, 2020

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Here Is How You Actually Negotiate IP Rights in Other Transactions

Morrison & Foerster – Although there is great deal being written these days about DOD’s increasing use of Other Transactions “OTs”, no one explains how you actually negotiate OT terms and conditions, particularly the intellectual property clauses that are the most troublesome for contractors.  Jay DeVecchio fixes that, by describing how to prepare and to […]
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The Contractor’s Coronavirus Checklist

By Lee-Ann C. Brown, J. Jackson Hill IV, and J. Christopher Selman of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to dominate global headlines...

Is Coronavirus an Excusable Delay?

Husch Blackwell - The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains unclear, but its impacts are already being felt. Supply chains are being disrupted and companies...

GAO Issues Surprising Decision Downplaying Impact of Alleged OCI

Fox Rothschild – Organizational conflicts of interest (or “OCI”) generally exist when one party has access to nonpublic information as part of its performance on a government contract. OCI — or even the appearance of OCI — can be a landmine for Federal contractors.  Unresolved OCI can lead to exclusion from a contract competition, contract termination, […]
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The Government Contractor Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Toolkit

Crowell & Moring - With the coronavirus disrupting business in parts of Asia and with increasing impacts in the United States, it is important...

State COVID-19 Lockdowns: What Contractors Operating in “Lockdown” Areas Need to Know

Wiley Rein – As the federal government continues taking steps to mitigate the unfolding COVID-19 public health emergency, state and local governments have started issuing “lockdown” or “stay at home” orders. These orders, among other things, place significant restrictions on or mandate the closure of non-essential businesses. Government contractors with operations in these jurisdictions must […]
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Employers: Leaves, Furloughs, and the WARN Act

As the ripple effects from COVID-19 continue to grow, employers are increasingly facing difficult questions about how to address temporary workplace closures as well...

5 Things Government Contractors Should Know About Task Order Protests

PilieroMazza – With the fiscal year coming to a close, federal agencies are issuing notices of award and disappointed offeror letters. Because of the push toward category management and the growth in government-wide acquisition contracts (GWAC) and indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts, many of the procurements involve task orders. Although a task order may […]
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Does the Christian Doctrine Apply to Subcontractors?

Husch Blackwell – Under the Christian Doctrine, prime contractors face the risk of having a court or a board of contract appeals read a clause into their contracts, even if it was omitted from the contract that they signed. In this entry we discuss whether the Christian Doctrine applies to subcontractors. Read the full post […]
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5 Things Government Contractors Should Know About Enhanced Debriefings

PilieroMazza – With the end of the fiscal year approaching and the frequency of contract awards increasing, many government contractors will be focusing on post-award debriefings. The Department of Defense (DOD) implemented enhanced post-award debriefings last year, and contractors often have questions about the process. Below are five things contractors should know about enhanced debriefings, which […]
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