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HTMLHouse Small Business Committee Approves Two Bills Designed to Help Small Business Contractors
Edward T. DeLisle, Maria L. Panichelli; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014
A little over a month ago, Rep. Sam Graves, Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, introduced a pair of bills designed to increase the participation of small business contractors in federal contracting.

 

HTMLMiles II: Court of Federal Claims Awards Attorneys' Fees and Provides Further Guidance
Edward T. DeLisle, Maria L. Panichelli; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2013, previously published on November 19, 2013
Miles Construction, LLC v. United States, No. 12-597C (2013) has been a very important case for SDOVSBs and VOSBs. Our victory in Miles not only resulted in a big win for our client, but it also caused the VA to change its policy regarding transfer restrictions generally, benefitting all...

 

HTMLAmerican Legion Weighs In on Kingdomware and Asks Federal Circuit to Force VA to Comply with the Law
Edward T. DeLisle, Maria L. Panichelli; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2013, previously published on November 11, 2013
On September 11, 2013, the American Legion filed an amicus curiae brief, asking the Federal Circuit to reverse the Court of Federal Claims’ November decision in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. The United States. In Kingdomware, the COFC effectively overturned an important line of Government...

 

HTMLAmended Version of the SUSPEND Act Clears House Oversight Committee and Aims to Change Suspension and Debarment Procedures for Federal Contractors
Maria L. Panichelli, Michael H. Payne; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
November 6, 2013, previously published on October 30, 2013
This past July, we told you about an important bill known as the Stop Unworthy Spending Act (“SUSPEND Act”). That bill, which was introduced by House of Representatives oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa, aimed to dramatically overhaul the suspension and debarment...

 

HTMLSBA Creates "SBTA" Exemption to Affiliation Rules on Bundled Contracts
Edward T. DeLisle, Maria L. Panichelli; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2013, previously published on October 18, 2013
On October 2, 2013, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) published a final rule implementing changes required by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. One of the most interesting changes relates to “bundling,” “affiliation,” and the ability of small...

 

HTMLVA Will Maintain Control Over VOSB/SDVOSB Status Protests....For Now
Edward T. DeLisle, Maria L. Panichelli; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 18, 2013, previously published on October 15, 2013
On September 30, 2013, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) issued an interim final rule, announcing that it would maintain authority over VOSB/SDVOSB status protests made in connection with the agency’s “Vets First” contracting program (the “Program”). Back...

 

HTMLNew SBA Rule Imposes Severe Penalties for Misrepresenting Size Status
Edward T. DeLisle, Maria L. Panichelli; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2013, previously published on September 6, 2013
On June 28, 2013, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a Final Rule relating to the penalties involved when a contractor misrepresents its small business size status. While the current regulations provide that a contractor might suffer certain penalties for “knowingly...

 

HTMLFinal Rule Imposes New Small Business Subcontracting Obligations on Large Business Prime Contractors
Maria L. Panichelli, Michael H. Payne; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 22, 2013, previously published on August 20, 2013
On August 15, 2013, the SBA put into effect a long-awaited Final Rule (Federal Register Volume 78, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 16, 2013)) designed to help small business subcontractors. The Final Rule, which implements policies set forth in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, provides for several...

 

HTMLProposed Change Past Performance Assessment System - Is it Fair?
Maria L. Panichelli, Michael H. Payne; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 22, 2013, previously published on August 19, 2013
On August 7, 2013, the DoD, GSA, and NASA proposed a rule (78 FR 48123) that would amend the FAR to significantly alter the past performance evaluation and assessment process. Specifically, the rule would cut in half the time that contractors have to comment on their own performance evaluations. It...

 

HTMLContinuing Government Focus on Fraud Might Lead to Significant Changes in Suspension and Debarment Procedures
Maria L. Panichelli, Michael H. Payne; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2013, previously published on July 31, 2013
Suspension and debarment procedures have been a hot topic in recent years, and it appears that the issue will remain a focus of congressional debate for the rest of this year as well. On June 12, 2013, Congress heard testimony on the state of the federal government’s suspension and debarment...

 


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