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Section 889 Part B to Take Full Effect for DOD Contractors on October 1st

In October 2020, we wrote about a memorandum issued by the now former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), John Ratcliffe, which waived the requirement that Department of Defense (DOD) contractors comply with Part B of Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 until September 30, 2022. Unless another waiver is granted, full compliance with Section 889, Parts A and B, will be required starting October 1st for all DOD contracts. Essentially, Section 889 is a broad prohibition . . . Read More

SBA Requests Comments on Potential Change in Size Standard for Resellers

On April 26, 2022, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a proposed rule regarding its small business size standards for federal contractors in manufacturing and other industries with employee-based size standards. Small business federal contractors should take note of the proposed changes and consider whether to address this proposal by submitting a public comment by the June 27 deadline. SBA’s proposals include potential increases in the size standards for 150 industries. These include the size standard for surgical appliance and supplies manufacturing . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – March 18, 2022

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . GovCon Live! Podcast: Listen to PilieroMazza’s latest episodes and follow us to hear more here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Biden Signs PRICE Act to Reform Federal Procurement and Help Small Business Contractors, March 9, 2022, Cy Alba President Biden recently signed the  PRICE Act  (Promoting Rigorous and Innovative Cost Efficiencies for Federal Procurement and . . . Read More

The Significance of Equal Pay Day for Federal Contractors

This past Tuesday, March 15, marked Equal Pay Day, a day signifying how far into this year women (across all races and ethnicities) had to work to earn what men were paid in 2021. While the topic of pay equity is not new, recently there has been growing momentum on the state and federal levels to strive towards equal pay across genders. We previously wrote about the changing landscape on the pay equity front here . To commemorate Equal Pay Day, . . . Read More