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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…

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…

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Prime contractors are responsible for incorporating the appropriate provisions of their prime contracts into the agreements with their subcontractor. Determining which clauses are applicable to subcontractors and how best to monitor subcontractor compliance needs to be a priority. The first…

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Government Contractors creating Joint Ventures has steadily increased in popularity over the last few years.  The exact reasons vary:  need for greater capability in the prime entity, local registration requirements for DCS in foreign jurisdictions, pursuit of set-aside contracts under…