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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, March 6th, 2015

Since taking office in January 2009, President Barack Obama has issued several significant Executive Orders (“EO”) affecting government contractors, particularly in the area of labor and employment law. We summarize the most important of these EOs below: EO 13495 On…

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

A recent decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) seems to nail down the issue of exactly when a claim accrues to the government under the Contracts Disputes Act (“CDA”) arising from increased costs due to changes…

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Part 3 of 3 This is the final installment of a three-part series on compensation methods used by government contractors.  The first two installments discussed the differences between equity and non-equity compensation, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of…

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Chalk a win up for those last-minute proposal submissions that run up against the submission deadline. A recent U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision held that where a proposal is submitted electronically and received by a government server under the…

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

In our last blog entry, we discussed how the notice requirements of the WARN Act may apply to decisions made by the contractor to deal with Sequestration.  Another employment law that rears its head in Sequestration-related employment decisions is the…

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

With Sequestration upon us, many government contractors are facing workforce challenges.  Some contracts will be lost, others scaled back.  Some contractors will be forced to undergo significant layoffs.  Others will try to do more with fewer employees.  These issues make…