Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses– May 25, 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 Fraud Allegations Could Bedevil Borrowers in SBA COVID-19 Relief Programs for Many Years, Cy Alba , May 19, 2022 As everyone who has been tracking the COVID-19 relief programs since 2020 knows, at . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses– May 19, 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 GSA Seeks Feedback on Potential Changes to Polaris Joint Ventures, Cy Alba , May 13, 2022 On May 13, 2022, the General Services Administration (GSA) published draft proposed changes  to the Polaris Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). . . . Read More

Washington Business Journal Publishes Cy Alba’s Article on Returning to the Office

Washington Business Journal published an article by Cy Alba , a partner in the  Government Contracts Group at PilieroMazza , in its Leadership Trust series on May 11, 2022. In the article , entitled “Back to the office, back to the drawing board: Legal tips for redesigning jobs to fit a hybrid mold,” Cy discusses numerous issues that could arise as offices reopen and employees return to in-person work after working from home for two years. His topics are varied and range from vaccination policies to discrimination . . . Read More

Federal News Network Quotes PilieroMazza’s Cy Alba about Proposed Changes to Polaris RFP

Cy Alba , a partner in the  Government Contracts Group at PilieroMazza , was quoted in Federal News Network on May 13, 2022. The article by Jason Miller, entitled “GSA is out with suggested corrections to $50B Polaris RFP,” discussed proposed amendments to the mentor-protégé and joint venture requirements in the Polaris governmentwide acquisition contract. “The law is not entirely clear on where the ‘line’ is on the amount of experience that can be required by an agency so I believe it would come down to . . . Read More

Law360 Quotes Katie Burrows on Inflation Risk Borne by Contractors on Fixed Price Contracts

Katie Burrows , a partner in the Government Contracts Group at PilieroMazza , discussed with Law360 the consequences of inflation for government contractors. In an article by Daniel Wilson published May 13, 2022, entitled “ Inflation Remedies Too Sparse To Aid Fixed-Price Contractors ,” Katie explained that for most federal fixed-price contracts, the risk of cost increases falls solely on the contractor, leaving many with potentially money-losing deals. “Those types of contracts place upon the contractor maximum risk and full responsibility for all costs and resulting profit or loss, which allows the agency to . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses– May 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 GSA Awards Blanket Purchase Agreements for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Procurement The General Services Administration (GSA) awarded new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), which will make it . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses– May 6, 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 SBA Requests Comments on Potential Change in Size Standard for Resellers, April 28, 2022, Jon Williams On April 26, 2022, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a  proposed rule  regarding its small business size . . . Read More

Law360 Publishes Kevin Barnett’s Article on DOD Pilot Program for ESOPs

Law360 published an article by Kevin Barnett , a counsel with the Government Contracts Group at PilieroMazza , on May 4. In the Expert Analysis piece , titled “ESOPs Have Opportunity to Shape DOD Pilot Program for Sole Source Contracts,” Kevin urges employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) to weigh in on a potential pilot program from the Department of Defense (DOD) that will allow businesses owned 100% by an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) to receive sole source awards on follow-on contracts. Please visit this link for the . . . Read More

12 PilieroMazza Attorneys Featured in 2022 Super Lawyers

The 2022 edition of  Super Lawyers® lists 12 attorneys from  PilieroMazza ’s three offices and four core practice areas. Notably, partners Nichole Atallah of the Labor & Employment Group and Matt Feinberg of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group were elevated to Super Lawyer status this year.  “PilieroMazza appreciates the acknowledgment that our attorneys received from Super Lawyers® ,” said Managing Partner Tony Franco . “It is a testament to the diligence and dedication to client service by the Firm’s entire team.” Super Lawyers® Attorney Title Practice Office Antonio R. Franco Managing Partner    Government Contracts               Washington, DC Pamela J. Mazza Founding Partner Government Contracts Washington, DC . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses– April 26, 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 OMB Issues Guidance about Buy America Preference in Federal Infrastructure Contracts The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued new guidance to help federal agencies implement the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s “Build . . . Read More