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|Does Your Government Contracts Matter Need a Second Look?|
Ralph Pope, David B. Robbins; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
October 21, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014Corporate counsel facing costly or significant government contracts investigations, disclosures, claims, litigation or transactions matters are increasingly in a difficult situation. Their budgets are squeezed, in house manpower is at a bare minimum and, at least in the government contracts and...
|How Far Can Quebec’s Public Authorities Go When Evaluating a Contractor’s Performance?|
Yvan Houle; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
October 21, 2014, previously published on October 06, 2014The Quebec Government has provided public authorities with a means to evaluate a contractor’s performance on a given project and, where a negative evaluation is issued, the contractor may be barred from responding to any further call for tenders issued by the public authority for the...
|Subcontractors Beware: An Agreement to Sponsor an Appeal May No Longer Be Enough|
Taft Stettinius Hollister LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals’ (“ASBCA”) jurisdiction is limited by law to prime contractors. For the ASBCA to exercise jurisdiction over a subcontractor’s claim, a subcontractor’s appeal must be sponsored by the party in privity with the United States...
|The First Test of the Supplier Integrity Rules|
Robert A. Glasgow, Brenda C. Swick, Tyler Wentzell; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has announced that it is examining the effect of Hewlett Packard’s (HP) guilty plea to charges of bribery regarding that company’s contracts with the federal government. This is PWGSC’s first publicly announced application of its...
|What’s New Out There? Highlights from the Federal Register|
Fatema K. Merchant, Emily S. Theriault; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) proposes to increase small business size standards for: (1) 209 industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) in the manufacturing sector; and (2) industries with employee based size standards not part of...
|Legislation Broadening Infrastructure Financing Districts Signed by Gov. Brown|
Sigrid K. Asmundson, T. Brent Hawkins, Seth Merewitz, Jake Vollebregt; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014Four bills affecting infrastructure financing districts, a funding mechanism for infrastructure and development projects that benefit the broader community, were recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. IFDs, created in 1990, have garnered renewed interest after the dissolution of redevelopment in...
|OFCCP Issues New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing - Federal Contractors Must Act Quickly to Ensure Compliance|
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Bari L. Goldstein, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014Executive Summary: On September 30, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing a newly approved Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. The Itemized Listing, used in conjunction with the Scheduling Letter,...
|Court of Appeal Issues Decision Clarifying the Applicability of Prevailing Wage Law to Offsite Fabrication of Materials|
Rebecca Chaparro, Tyree K. Dorward; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014The California Court of Appeal has ruled that fabrication of materials for a public works project is not subject to California’s prevailing wage law if it occurs at a “permanent, offsite manufacturing facility, the location and existence of which is determined wholly without regard to...
|VETS-100 and 100A Veteran Hiring Reports Retired by the Department of Labor|
Jonathan T. Cain; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014The Department of Labor published a final regulation on September 25, 2014 that relieves federal contractors from filing VETS-100 and VETS-100A veterans hiring reports after 2014. The rules that required the VETS-100 Report have been rescinded. The rules requiring the VETS-100A have been replaced...
|State Payment Bond Statutes: Navigating "Little Miller Acts"|
Stephen J. Kelleher; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
October 2, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014Contractors working on public contracts may perform for a number of public owners across a variety of jurisdictions. While it is always prudent for a contractor to know the contractual requirements of each jurisdiction, it is even more important to do so when crossing state lines. All states have...