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|Update on Government Procurement in Canada: Key International Developments in 2014|
Brenda C. Swick; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015Federal debarment of contractors that violate federal contracting rules is sharply on the rise. In March 2014, the Canadian government adopted federal procurement “Integrity Framework” regulations that state that companies convicted in Canada or internationally for offences such as...
|Department of Defense Updates Its Instruction for Acquisitions of Software and Weapons Systems|
Christine R. Couvillon; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015On January 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD” or “the Department”) released an update for DoD Instruction 5000.02, on the “Operation of the Defense Acquisition Service.” The new Instruction is designed to assist acquisition personnel in tailoring the...
|The Changing Landscape for Services Contractors|
Bryce D. Chadwick, Ryan J. Munitz, Ryan E. Roberts; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015Two recent developments have the potential to change the landscape for contractors providing services to the Government. Government contractors and subcontractors are required to comply with a host of regulations governing their hiring practices and the wages they pay and benefits they provide to...
|Implied Waiver of Privilege in Internal Investigations: Barko Court Compels Production of Internal Investigation Documents, Again|
Bruce J. Casino, Bora P. Rawcliffe; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015On November 20, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia once again ordered Kellogg, Brown and Root (“KBR”) to produce all documents prepared as part of an internal investigation. The District Court’s decision comes after the D.C. Circuit, in an opinion that was...
|New Pay Requirements for Government Contractors|
Sandy David Baron, Meredith S. Campbell, Joy C. Einstein, Gregory D. Grant, Michael L. Kabik; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
February 20, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014On April 8, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13665 to encourage greater pay transparency by prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discharging or otherwise discriminating against their employees and job applicants for discussing, disclosing or inquiring about...
|FY 2015 NDAA Changes to IT Procurement|
Suzanne Sumner; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014If you are an information technology (IT) contractor, you may be interested in the upcoming changes to the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that are designed to improve the federal IT acquisition and management process. Many of these changes are taken from the Federal...
|GAO Issues Report On FY 2014 Bid Protests|
Barbara A. Duncombe, Casie E. Hollis; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014As required by the Competition in Contracting Act, the Comptroller General recently issued the FY 2014 annual report regarding bid protests at the Government Accountability Office ("GAO"). The report included statistics regarding bid protests, an account of any agency failures to fully...
|Waiving Arbitration by Pursuing Litigation|
Stanley A. Martin; Duane Morris LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014Cases concerning waiver of arbitration rights typically get into the nitty-gritty of what the parties did prior to one of them seeking to change course. The First Circuit Court of Appeal recently decided one such case, concluding that engaging in discovery for some nine months - including...
|What Recourse Do You Have When A Competitor Protests Your Government Contract Reward?|
Anthony J. Mazzeo; Vandeventer Black LLP;
February 9, 2015, previously published on January 2015One of the most frustrating notices you can receive as a Government Contractor can come days after learning your company has won a contract award. In the days or weeks after an award, it is possible you may receive a “stop work order” and be advised that a competitor has protested your...
|VEVRAA and Section 503 Six Month Update Obligations Under the New Scheduling Letter|
Michey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 28, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014In FAQs released yesterday, OFCCP addressed requirements under the new Scheduling Letter for contractors to provide updated data collected pursuant to the revised Veterans and Individuals with Disability regulations if the contractor is more than six months into its current AAP plan year upon...