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DoD Releases Draft Section 3610 Reimbursement Guidance

Covington & Burling - Last week, DoD released a draft of its much-anticipated guidance implementing Section 3610 of the CARES Act, which authorizes the...

CRS Examines Acquisition Reform in the FY2016-FY2018 NDAA

Congress has long been interested in defense acquisition and generally exercises its legislative powers to affect defense acquisitions through Title VIII of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), entitled Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Matters. Congress has been particularly active in legislating acquisition reform over the last three years. For FY2016-FY2018, NDAA titles specifically […]
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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Identifies Critical Infrastructure Sectors

On March 16, 2020, the President issued “Guidelines for America” which outlined multiple steps that individuals and organizations should take to slow the spread...

New COFC Decision Highlights Danger of Contract Modifications on CDA Claims

The Contract Disputes Act provides a remedy for contractors seeking to recover additional time or costs on a government contract (as part of a Claim or Request for Equitable Adjustment). But when the basis for recovery is tied up in a contract modification, contractors must beware the agency’s standard waiver language – or risk losing […]
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How to Prepare for Replenishment of Paycheck Protection Program Funds and EIDL Expected this...

Wiley Rein - Small Business Administration (SBA) programs that were implemented as part of the CARES Act to help support small businesses in response...

Agencies Are Relying More on Alternatives to Contractor Suspension and Debarment

The number of contractor suspensions and debarments in fiscal 2018 was nearly double that of 2009, when an interagency committee started formally tracking them, but federal agencies are also increasingly relying on alternative measures to resolve disputes, according to a new report. More at Government Executive
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Agency Reasonably Rejected Proposal Due to Stingy, Unsupported Labor Rates; OBXtek, Inc., GAO B-417880...

Protest challenging agency’s rejection of a proposal as ineligible is denied. The agency rejected the protester’s proposal because the labor rates were lower than...

Employer Responses to COVID-19 in Real Time

Each day brings new developments regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Over half of the states in the U.S., as well as many cities of all...

Proposed Use of Debarred Subcontractor Results in Reasonable Nonresponsibility Determination; GAO B-416407.2, NCI Information...

Protests challenging the agency’s negative responsibility determination are denied, where the protester proposed a subcontractor to perform approximately 99 percent of the direct labor...

Subcontractor Challenge to Competitive Range Determination Dismissed; GAO B-415722, Raytheon Company

Protest challenging the agency’s dismissal of several proposals from the competitive range is dismissed, where the subcontractor had no standing to bring its challenge,...