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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, 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….

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Maynard Cooper shareholders Jon Levin and Matt Stiles hosted the August Government Solutions webinar on August 29th. During the program, they provided listeners with an in-depth discussion of the Service Contract Act (SCA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Jon touched on several…

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Maynard Cooper shareholders Stephen Davis and David Block joined Maynard’s Andy Watson and Jon Levin in hosting a webinar on June 29th. During the 60 minute program, they provided listeners with an in-depth discussion of common pitfalls related to the Fair…

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Brandon Smith of Anglin, Reichmann, Snellgrove & Armstrong, P.C. joined Jon Levin in hosting a webinar on May 25th. During the 60 minute program, they provided listeners with a discussion of Business Systems: Compliance Requirements for Large and Small Businesses. The Government Solutions…

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Leslie Leaver of Strategic Business Solutions and Michael Heaton of Feder8Solutions joined Jon Levin in hosting a webinar on March 30. During the 90 minute program, they provided listeners with a discussion of proposal instructions and contract management. They discussed…