The Importance of a Carefully-Drafted Work-Share Provision

June 23, 2017
By Peter B. Ford
Published by Set-Aside Alert Newsletter: Subcontracts contain a number of important provisions that shape the relationship between a prime contractor and its subcontractor. However, there is one provision that overshadows the rest in terms of its significance to the parties' agreement: work-share. The work-­share provision dictates the amount and types of work the subcontractor will perform.

New Option for Past Performance Ratings

May 26, 2017
By Patrick T. Rothwell
Published by Set-Aside Alert Newsletter: The difficulties faced by new small businesses lacking past performance ratings in winning federal contracts are well-known. For small businesses that lack past performance ratings as federal prime contractors, and that perform as first-tier subcontractors under federal contracts for which there is a required subcontracting plan, Congress has established a new "pilot program," under section 1822 of the recently-enacted 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Untangling Service Contract Act Vacation and Sick Leave Requirements

April 28, 2017
By Nichole D. Atallah
Published by Set-Aside Alert Newsletter: Untangling Service Contract Act Vacation and Sick Leave Requirements Complying with Service Contract Act ("SCA") leave requirements is challenging, even more so if service employees live in a state or county with local sick leave laws or if the contract is subject to Executive Order 13706, Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. Each of these laws and regulations has unique requirements that must be woven together to develop a compliant leave policy.

Choosing the Right Advisor for Your Strategic Transaction - Michael De Gennaro & John Shoraka - Set-Aside Alert

March 17, 2017
By Michael A. de Gennaro
Published by Set-Aside Alert Newsletter: In today’s marketplace, many contractors have reached the conclusion that growth through acquisition as opposed to organic growth is the right path for their companies, and government contractors who have decided to expand their businesses by buying a company have a number of tough decisions to make. Whether or not a contractor has a specific enterprise in mind, one of the first choices it will have to make is whether or not to retain counsel to represent its interests.

Congress Makes Confusing Changes to the VA's Verification Program - Julia Di Vito - Legal Advisor

January 18, 2017
By Julia Di Vito
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