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Anti-Trafficking Provisions on the Horizon

In an Executive Order issued September 25 (effective immediately), President Obama has called for the inclusion of new provisions within the FAR.  These provisions are aimed at human trafficking – “defined in section 103 of the [Trafficking Victims Protection Act … Continue reading

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Video Blog #3 – Flowdown Clauses and Requirements

Government Contracting flowdowns were a HUGE topic for so long (and really still are), I think the video blog here is still a good brief resource.

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8(a) Program Vulnerable?

A recent decision by the District Court for the District of Columbia could spell trouble for the Section 8(a) program. In DynaLantic Corp. v. Dept. of Defense, the court held the Small Business Act program was unconstitutional as applied to … Continue reading

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The Sequester Train Has a Schedule to Keep

Buried in a stack of electronic links on the OMB webpage is a report issued on 9/14/2012 (7 days after the administration’s due date) concerning the sequestration “crisis/issue/thing” looming for 2013. Over a mere 158 pages, OMB attempts to provide … Continue reading

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Timeliness is Important

The video started to get some dust on it, but the insights are still valid.  

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Appealing Performance Reviews

A rule issued on September 6, 2012, entitled “Documenting Contractor Performance,” proposes to amend FAR 42.1503, Procedures, to provide standardized past performance evaluation factors and performance rating categories. The rule also addresses appeals of government evaluations of contractor performance. Under … Continue reading

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Sequester in Brief

I was asked to prepare some information for budgeting for next year and realized that I hadn’t spent nearly enough time getting to know sequestration.  I basically knew that they keep jurors from talking to the public and viewing media … Continue reading

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