New Rules Governing Size Recertifications for Small Businesses – What You Need to Know Before Entering Into a Joint Venture
Recently published in Set-Aside Alert, click here to download article . On October 2, 2013, the SBA published its final rule amending the regulations pertaining to its policies and procedures for setting aside, partially setting aside, and reserving Multiple Award Contracts for small business concerns. See 78 Fed. Reg. 61114 (Oct. 2, 2013). This final rule formalizes many of the SBA’s policies regarding when a small business must recertify its size for a multiple award or long-term contract. See 13 C.F.R. § 121.404 (effective Dec. . . . Read More
On October 2, 2013, SBA issued its long-anticipated final rule addressing the use of set-asides on multiple award contracts and clarifying the regulations on bundling and contract consolidation. The final rule implements sections of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. SBA had issued a proposed rule on these issues in May 2012, and solicited comments. Likewise, DOD, GSA, and NASA published an interim rule in November 2011 providing agencies with initial guidance regarding the use of set-asides on multiple . . . Read More
With the federal government shut down heading into its second week, many employers, especially contractors, have been faced with difficult decisions regarding laying off and furloughing employees. If your company has faced or is facing theses decisions, keep in mind the following labor and employment issues that could expose the company to liability.
In This Issue: The Importance of a Good Prenuptial Agreement for Your Company Strategic Sourcing: Risks and Opportunities for Small Businesses SBA Provides New Set-Aside Authorities for Multiple Award Contracts Labor and Employment Law Update: Supreme Court to Decide Several Cases with Important Ramifications for Employers
Two new rules affecting the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”), governing protected veterans, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (“Section 503”), governing persons with disabilities were published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2013. The rules become effective on March 24, 2014 and federal contractors and subcontractors must largely come into compliance with the rules by that date. Contractors with affirmative action programs in place on March 24, 2014 may maintain them until . . . Read More
The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals recently found that Dongbuk R&U Engineering Co. Ltd. was not entitled to payment for the services performed due to alleged fraudulent conduct of at least one of the company’s officers. This should come as no surprise in the current economic environment, but the degree to which such scrutiny can impact a firm’s ongoing business may raise some eyebrows, says Isaias Alba of PilieroMazza PLLC. Click here to download Cy Alba’s LAW360 Article from September 20, . . . Read More