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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Department of Defense solicitations require a Mission-Essential Contractor Services Plan when the DoD procures “Essential contractor Service and Mission-essential Functions.” DFARS 252.237-7023. The Plan must address the contractor’s ability to provide mission-essential functions during periods of crisis including, for example,…

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

The SBA has proposed significant changes to the rules governing joint ventures as part of its overhaul of the SBA’s small business program regulations. The 3-2 Rule: Currently, a joint venture may receive a maximum of three contract awards in…

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

President Trump signed into law the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 on December 17th, 2018. The Act modified how the SBA calculates a business’ size for revenue-based size standards. The Act also increased the period of time used…

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Defaulting on a contract will likely have a substantial negative impact on your business beyond the losses experienced for the terminated contract. The standard default clause in a government contract states that the government can terminate a contract for default…

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Presently 33 states and the District of Columbia have enacted medical marijuana laws. While some of these laws have been on the books for several years, the impact on employers and company policies are still evolving. This issue has created…

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

A string of recent GAO decisions dismissing untimely bid protests suggests it is a good time to review GAO’s timeliness rules. In general, protests challenging patent improprieties in a solicitation must be filed prior to the deadline for the submission…

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Most government contracts include a clause giving the government the right to terminate the contract, or any part thereof, for its sole convenience “when it is in the best interests of the government.” FAR Parts 49, 12, 13, and 31 establish…

Friday, August 16th, 2019

OTA Overview The Department of Defense can issue Other Transaction Agreements (“OTA”) for research, prototypes, and production. 10 U.S.C. § 2371b. Research OTAs are available for basic, applied, and advanced research projects. The DoD may also acquire prototypes using OTAs….

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Andy Watson, shareholder at Maynard Cooper & Gale, along with Richard Simpson, President at RSimpson Consulting Services, hosted a live webinar on January 13 covering joint ventures for government contracting.  During the program Andy and Richard explained joint ventures, discussed…

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Imagine you are working on a federal government contract.  The Government is happy with your work.  You have received excellent performance ratings and high award fees.  Your employees may have even received commendations for their efforts in supporting the Government’s…