Many a contractor has submitted a proposal feeling great about the company’s chances only to be told their offers didn’t provide enough information or that content was misplaced. But, as one contractor discovered, too much info is just as bad.
Beginning January 19, all agencies are barred from contracting with companies that that require employees or subcontractors to sign “internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse.”
Slow payments to small businesses can be a real problem. Without the luxury of corporate cash reserves, sluggish cash flow can make it difficult to even meet payroll. To address the issue, OMB published a faster-pay memo in July 2011.
There have been a lot of complaints, lately, about bid protests: They slow down the process … They favor incumbents … There are way too many of them. But, in the midst of that, the GAO has some good news.
Here’s a hypothetical: What do you do when a government agency requires your company to disclose information that could result in your company being permanently disqualified if it was uncovered? And, here’s the fun part — this isn’t a hypothetical.
As the prognostication progresses regarding the incoming administration, we haven’t taken a deep dive into the potential legal ramifications of the election — until now. So, here’s an exploration of the regulatory and business environment contractors may encounter in 2017.
As the 114th Congress limped to its legislative finish line, the House and Senate did manage to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017 by margins that make it veto-proof. Since we know it’ll pass, what’s in it?
One of the unexpected developments of the Iraq war under George W. Bush was the explosion of contracting. From security to supplies, tasks that used to be the responsibility of the military got farmed out. Everything old is new again.
In May, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed an injunction in an attempt to stop the SBA from “continuing to misrepresent the attainment of small business contracting goals to Congress and the American public.” So, how’s that been going?
Last summer, the SBA issued a blizzard of revised regulations and definitions. Since qualification for small business set-asides usually depends upon staying under either a revenue or staffing ceiling, understanding the definition of “receipt” turns out to be pretty important.