Frederick Nesfield

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 11, 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 New SBA Rule Enhances Past Performance Opportunities for Small Businesses, Sam Finnerty , 08.10.22 On August 22, 2022, the Small Business Administration will implement  a final rule  that provides two new methods by which small businesses . . . Read More

New SBA Rule Enhances Past Performance Opportunities for Small Businesses

On August 22, 2022, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will implement a final rule that provides two new methods by which small businesses can obtain past performance credit when competing for federal prime contracts. First, the rule allows certain small business offerors to rely on the past performance of joint ventures (JV) in which they were a member. Second, the rule establishes a process by which certain small businesses can request, obtain, and rely upon past performance obtained when performing as a . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – July 29, 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 House Approves More Than $400 billion of Government Funding in ‘Minibus’ Package The House passed a sprawling spending package for the coming fiscal year, approving more than $400 billion in government . . . Read More

5 Key Ways a Contractor Can Be Subject to a Government Claim

The performance of any government contract by a contractor has the potential to bring certain monetary risks of a government claim against the contractor. Below, we discuss 5 key ways a government contractor can be subject to a government claim and best practices to reduce your risks. 1. Overpayment A common type of government claim is based upon what the government considers to be an overpayment on its part. For example, an agency might have paid an invoice where the . . . Read More

DOD Class Deviation Imposes New Requirements for Nonavailability Waiver Determinations Under the Buy American Statute

The Department of Defense (DOD) recently published a class deviation that builds on directives to promote an accountable and transparent procurement policy while maximizing Government use of goods, products, and materials produced in, and services offered in, the U.S. Specifically, the class deviation outlines steps that contracting officers (CO) should take as they make individual nonavailability waiver determinations under the Buy American statute. Such waivers can exempt an acquisition from meeting Buy American requirements. This blog identifies key aspects of the class . . . Read More

Risk Prevention Strategies: Responding Effectively to Internal Workplace Complaints

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Government Shutdowns for Federal Contractors: Mitigating Damages and Managing Your Workforce

Once again, the specter of a government shutdown looms over the federal contracting community. The House just passed a continuing resolution that would extend federal funding through February 18, 2022, and avoid a government shutdown on December 3, 2021. However, it is unclear whether it will be passed by the Senate due to objections over federal vaccine and testing mandate funding. As a result, there is a possibility that the continuing resolution will not pass the Senate by the December . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – November 22, 2021

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 . GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS GSA Polaris and the New SCRM Requirements: Supply Chain Risk May Put Your Proposal at Risk, November 22, 2021, Cy Alba With the release of GSA Polaris around the corner, one looming issue remains: Contractors may lose out on an award or, perhaps worse, they may find themselves without . . . Read More

Risk Prevention Strategies: Avoiding Costly FLSA Missteps

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Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – November 10, 2021

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 . LABOR & EMPLOYMENT COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing: Critical Implications of OSHA’s ETS for Federal Government Contractors, November 5, 2021, Nichole Atallah , Sarah Nash , Sara Nasseri , and Matt Stokes On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its long-awaited COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) for covered private employers, including . . . Read More