The Weekly Update for August 5, 2016

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HUBZone and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Amendments GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts Amendments Related to Sources of Electronic Parts This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Small Business Mentor-Protégé Programs The SBA is amending its regulations to the HUBZone Program.  The amendments: (1) authorize Native Hawaiian Organizations (“NHO”) to own HUBZone small business concerns; (2)  expand the HUBZone Program to assist small businesses in disaster areas and base closure areas; and (3) . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for July 22, 2016

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Small Business Mentor-Protégé Programs DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Small Business Mentor-Protégé Programs The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) is amending its regulations to implement provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. Based on authorities provided in these two statutes, the rule: (1) establishes a government-wide mentor-protégé program for all small business concerns, consistent with SBA’s mentor-protégé program for participants in . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for July 15, 2016

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Small Business Subcontracting Improvements FPI Blanket Waiver Threshold This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING Small Business Subcontracting Improvements DOD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the FAR to implement the following regulatory changes made by the Small Business Administration, which provide for a governmentwide policy on small business subcontracting: (1) Requiring prime contractors to make good faith efforts to utilize their proposed small business subcontractors during performance of a contract to the same degree the prime contractor . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for July 1, 2016

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Affiliation for Business Loan Programs and Surety Bond Guarantee Program GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement Authority Amendment to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Pilot Program on Acquisition of Military Purpose Non-developmental Items Defense Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Treatment of Interagency and State and Local Purchases Contract Financing Administrative Cost to Issue and Administer a Contract BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Affiliation for Business Loan Programs and Surety Bond Guarantee Program . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for June 24, 2016

SENATE TESTIMONY Jon Williams Testifies in Kingdomware Senate Committee Hearing GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Small Business Transforming America’s Regions Act of 2016 Federal Acquisition Regulation: Strategic Sourcing Documentation Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act Amendments Transactional Data Reporting This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . SENATE TESTIMONY Jon Williams Testifies in Kingdomware Senate Committee Hearing On June 23, Jon Williams, Partner in the PilieroMazza Government Contracts Group, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. The committee held a hearing on the ramifications of the Supreme . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for June 17, 2016

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DOL Issues Final Rule on Discrimination on the Basis of Sex This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DOL Issues Final Rule on Discrimination on the Basis of Sex The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has published this final rule to detail obligations that covered federal government contractors, subcontractors, federally-assisted construction contractors, and subcontractors must meet under Executive Order 11246, as amended, to ensure nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of sex, and to . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for June 10, 2016

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS OMB Issues Final Guidance for Category Management Amendments Proposed for 2017 NDAA SBA Releases Semiannual Regulatory Agenda This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS OMB Issues Final Guidance for Category Management Final guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last week has accelerated the push for government-wide consolidation of acquisitions for software licenses. Part of the so-called “category management” initiative, the government’s goal is to eliminate redundancy in software licenses and make the buying and managing of software management more efficient and unified by grouping similar products into categories. OMB’s . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for June 3, 2016

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 This final rule amends the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA or Agency) regulations to implement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, which pertains to performance requirements applicable to small business and socioeconomic program set-aside contracts and small business subcontracting.  This rule also amends SBA’s regulations concerning the nonmanufacturer . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for May 27, 2016

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Debt Refinancing in 504 Loan Program Small Business Size Standards This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Debt Refinancing in 504 Loan Program The Small Business Administration has issued an interim final rule that implements Section 521 of Division E, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, which authorizes projects approved for financing under Title V of the Small Business Investment Act to include the refinancing of qualified debt, 81 Fed. Reg. 33123 .  Comments are due by July 25, 2016 and the rule is effective . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for May 20, 2016

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT Overtime Final Rule GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Simplified Acquisition Threshold for Overseas Acquisitions in Support of Humanitarian or Peacekeeping Operations Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems Improvement in Design-Build Construction Process SMALL BUSINESS Small Entity Compliance Guide Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy. LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT Overtime Final Rule The Department of Labor issued its final overtime rule which updates the salary level required for the executive, administrative, and professional (“white collar”) exemption to ensure that the Fair Labor Standards Act’s intended overtime protections . . . Read More