Reducing the Negative Impacts of a Government Shutdown for Federal Contractors

Once again, the specter of a government shutdown looms over the federal contracting community. The federal government is set to run out of funding on September 30 and tensions in the House are making it ever more likely that a shutdown will occur. Below are key steps your business should take to mitigate the possible negative impact of a government shutdown, along with shutdown-related labor and employment considerations for government contractors.  A. Mitigating Damages Understand the likely consequences of a . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – September 14, 2023

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 . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS GSA Extends Deadline of Bids for OASIS+ Unrestricted Contract, GovConWire The General Services Administration moved the deadline to September 22, 2023, for submission of proposals for the unrestricted version of the One Acquisition Solution for . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – September 8, 2023

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 . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS The Washington Post Quotes PilieroMazza’s Tony Franco: Potential Impact of Social Disadvantage Ruling on Minority-Owned Government Contractors, PilieroMazza News, Antonio R. Franco Thousands of Black, Latino and other minority business owners are scrambling to prove that their race . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 31, 2023

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 . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS PilieroMazza’s Tony Franco Discusses Changes to SBA’s 8(a) Program with Law360 and the Impact on Small Business Government Contractors Changes to SBA’s 8(a) program, prompted by a recent district court decision, will make it more . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 24, 2023

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 . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS   The Best Lawyers in America® Recognizes 3 PilieroMazza Attorneys in Its 2024 Edition, PilieroMazza News PilieroMazza  is proud to announce the inclusion of  Nichole D. Atallah  and  Jessica A. duHoffmann  in the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and  Paul H. Tracy  in the fourth . . . Read More

SBA to Require Individually-Owned 8(a) Firms to Support Social Disadvantage Prior to 8(a) Award Approval

As PilieroMazza recently reported , on July 19, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee declared that the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) rebuttable presumption of social disadvantage violated the equal protection rights of a government contractor and prohibited SBA’s use of the rebuttable presumption in administering the 8(a) Business Development Program. Below, we cover important developments 8(a) contractors should pay close attention to in order to stay in compliance and compete for and be awarded 8(a) contracts. . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 17, 2023

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 . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   LABOR & EMPLOYMENT / CONSTRUCTION Clocking in with PilieroMazza: Labor and Employment News for Government Contractors: DOL Finalizes Landmark Changes to Davis-Bacon Act: What Federal Construction Contractors Need to Know, PilieroMazza Podcast,  Sarah L. Nash and Nichole D. Atallah . Click  here  to listen to the . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 10, 2023

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 . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   LABOR & EMPLOYMENT DOL Finalizes Landmark Changes to Davis-Bacon Act: What Federal Construction Contractors Need to Know, PilieroMazza Client Alert, Sarah L. Nash and Kirby Rousseau On August 8, 2023, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced their final rule (Final Rule) revising the . . . Read More

DOL Finalizes Landmark Changes to Davis-Bacon Act: What Federal Construction Contractors Need to Know

On August 8, 2023, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced their final rule (Final Rule) revising the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and Davis-Bacon Related Acts (Related Acts) regulations. These are the largest and most significant revisions in the last 40 years. In this client alert, PilieroMazza ’s Labor & Employment Group summarizes key points of the Final Rule and its impact on prevailing wage and fringe benefit requirements for contractors working on government construction projects. The Final Rule is expected to be published in the Federal . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – August 3, 2023

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 . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS   Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): Sustainable Procurement, Case 2022-06 Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are proposing to amend the FAR to restructure and update the regulations to focus . . . Read More