PilieroMazza Submits Comments on Recent VA Rulemaking Proposed Rules

On January 24, 2019, PilieroMazza submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in response to the proposed rule issued on November 29, 2018, RIN 2900-AQ24—VA Acquisition Regulation: Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace; Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information; Other Socioeconomic Programs; and Contract Modifications. Our comments ask that the proposed rules fully implement VA’s mandate to give contracting priority to SDVOSBs, then VOSBs, then over to all other businesses . . . Read More

Jon Williams to present at the NCMA GCMS on Cybersecurity in Federal Procurements

  Join Jon Williams on Monday, December 3, 2018, at the NCMA Government Contract Management Symposium “Ahead of the Curve: Cybersecurity and the Competitive Edge in Federal Procurements” Government contractors handling controlled unclassified information for DoD are expected to comply with new cybersecurity standards set forth in NIST SP 800-171. Learn about the new requirements and how getting ahead on cyber compliance can give you a competitive advantage for federal procurements. Date:        December 3, 2018 Time:       1:30 – 2:45 . . . Read More

Jon Williams was quoted by Bloomberg Government Federal Contracts Report in their recent article “Acetris Wins Buy American Dispute With VA, but Not Drug Contract.”

Jon Williams was recently quoted by Bloomberg Government Federal Contracts Report in their article “Acetris Wins Buy American Dispute With VA, but Not Drug Contract.” When asked about the ruling which no longer allows the VA to rely on Customs and Border Protection determinations for deciding whether a contractor is offering a product manufactured in the U.S. or a foreign country, Jon told Bloomberg Government, “the court concluded that procuring agencies and officials must ‘independently ascertain’ whether an offered product . . . Read More

Megan Connor was recently quoted in Bloomberg Government Federal Contracts Report article, “GAO to Pentagon: Not So Fast With Your Cloud Services Award.”

Megan Connor was recently quoted in Bloomberg Government Federal Contracts Report in an article discussing GAO’s decision that DOD overstepped its other transaction authority in making a $950 million award to REAN Cloud LLC, based on a protest filed by Oracle Corp. Ms. Connor stated that GAO “simply applied the plain language of the other transaction authority statute to find the Army did not comply.” Further she stated, “[f]rankly, I’m surprised the Army didn’t take corrective action to avoid a . . . Read More

Jon Williams Interviewed by Veterans N Transition on Partnering & Teaming

Jon Williams was recently interviewed by Veterans N Transision at the Veterans in Business Conference. In this video, Jon was asked about choosing the right teaming partner and how to protect your company and your teaming agreements. He also got the chance to talk about PilieroMazza’s commitment to the Veteran Community.

PilieroMazza Works With the House Small Business Subcommittee to Examine VA Compliance with Vets First

On June 7, 2018, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations (“Subcommittee”) held a hearing to examine the resources of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) for veteran-owned small businesses (“VOSB”), specifically the Veterans First Contracting Program (“Vets First”). The Subcommittee invited testimony from the National Veteran Small Business Coalition, the American Legion, and two service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (“SDVOSB”).  At the hearing, Subcommittee Chairman Trent Kelly said that despite VA’s authority to assist . . . Read More

Twelve PilieroMazza Attorneys Named to the 2018 Super Lawyers List

Pamela Mazza, Tony Franco and Jon Williams have been selected to the 2018 D.C. Super Lawyers list for Government Contracts. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. Additionally,  the following attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Rising Stars List in their listed areas. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. Isaias “Cy” Alba Government Contracts Washington, . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Receives JD Supra Readers Choice Award

Our attorneys have been recognized in JD Supra’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards as the top firm for Government Contracting content! Each year JD Supra acknowledges and celebrate firms that lead the way with top visibility and engagement in their 26 award categories.     You can find our attorney’s articles on the  PM Legal Minute Blog and all of our other publications on the Resources page of this website.

Successful Defense of a Size Appeal Before SBA’s OHA

Size Appeal of Chenega Support Services, LLC, SBA No. SIZ-5874 (2017) PilieroMazza successfully defended a size appeal before the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”), allowing the awardee to maintain an important contract award. The Air Force awarded the contract in December 2016. No size protests were filed, but two competitors filed bid protests with GAO. In response to the bid protests, the Air Force took corrective action but did not terminate the contract. In October 2017, the Air . . . Read More