“Past Performance” of Government Contractors: Obtaining It, Using It, and Defending It

Presented by  Katie Flood and  Sam Finnerty . Click here to view the recorded session.  A government agency’s evaluation of an offeror’s past performance can often be the difference between winning or losing a government contract. And, for better or worse, agencies are given broad discretion in how they evaluate past performance. As such, it is critical that companies working with the federal government understand not only what steps they should take to cultivate and utilize positive past performance, but also the steps they should take . . . Read More

SBA Proposed Rule Changes and How They Will Impact Government Contractors

Presented by Megan Connor  and Peter Ford .   Click here  to view the recorded session.   In the last year, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has issued a number of proposed rules that could have far-reaching impacts on small business government contractors. These include the long-awaited rulemaking implementing the new five-year receipts calculation, inflationary adjustments for receipts-based size standards, and clarifications on the limitations on subcontracting rule. SBA has also proposed major changes to the HUBZone, WOSB/EDWOSB, and 8(a) Programs. Join Megan Connor and Peter . . . Read More

Everything You Need to Know about SBA’s Manufacturer and Non-Manufacturer Rules

Presented by Jon Williams and Timothy Valley .   Click here to view the recorded session.   To Manufacture or Non-Manufacture? That is the question answered by this webinar, which focuses on how to qualify as a small business manufacturer or nonmanufacturer for set-aside contracts. The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has specific rules detailing what it takes to qualify as a small business manufacturer or as a so-called “nonmanufacturer.” Jon Williams and Tim Valley, members of PilieroMazza ’s Government Contracts Group , discuss: SBA’s manufacturer and non-manufacturer rules, waivers of . . . Read More

Managing and Incentivizing Employees

Presented by Sarah Nash and Dave Shafer Click here to view the recorded session. Attracting and retaining talent is a key challenge for many businesses in this current economic cycle where low unemployment and access to cleared employees is a common challenge. In this webinar, focuses on achieving business goals through attracting, incentivizing, and managing employees. The presenters reviewed the various options available to companies with differing corporate structures, at different stages of growth, and with differing objectives. They also discussed how . . . Read More

How Federal Contractors Can Survive During and After the Government Shutdown

Presented By Cy Alba, Nichole Atallah, and Michelle Litteken Click here to view the recorded session. While in the midst of the longest government shutdown in US history and contractors, the unsung heroes of the federal government who perform a great deal of the work vital to the economic and political success of our nation, are left to wonder what options they have, whether they will be made whole, and how to deal with their employees. PilieroMazza’s Government Contracting Group and its . . . Read More

SBA Proposes Significant Changes to Small Business Procurement: Will You Be Impacted?

Presented By Antonio Franco and Sam Finnerty Click here to view the recorded session. On December 4, 2018, the SBA issued a proposed rule that includes a number of sweeping amendments to the SBA’s regulations which will have a significant impact on small businesses. The proposed rule addresses important matters for small businesses, such as the limitations on subcontracting requirements and exclusions for compliance purposes, and requirements for size and status recertification. The SBA is also clarifying when size is determined, and . . . Read More

Understanding OCI Mitigation Plans

Presented By Antonio Franco and Michelle Litteken. Click here to view the recorded session. The risk of an organizational conflict of interest (OCI) – either perceived or actual – strikes fear in the heart of many government contractors. An OCI may result in disqualification from a procurement, a bid protest overturning a contract award, or termination of a contract. However, in many cases, an OCI can be mitigated if a contractor proactively implements an OCI mitigation plan. The mitigation and avoidance measures . . . Read More

Labor Law 101: Bargaining with Your Employees’ Labor Representative: The Dos and Don’ts of Union Negotiations

Presented By Nichole Atallah and Sarah Nash Click here to view the recorded session. While many are familiar with the standard salary or benefit negotiation, negotiations with a Union are governed by a completely different set of rules. The NLRA places a number of restrictions on what companies can and can’t discuss. Know your rights and know your limitations before staring across the table.

Labor Law 101: SCA, DBA, and CBA’s – Where Labor Law and Government Contracting Collide

Presented By Nichole Atallah and Sarah Nash Click here to view the recorded session. What you don’t know, can really hurt you. From bidding to negotiations to price adjustments, understanding how labor laws influence government contracting can have huge implications for contractor business. Make sure you have the information you need before bidding on a contract with a unionized (or organizing) workforce.

What to Do When the Investigator Comes Knocking: Dealing with Subpoenas

Presented by Paul Mengel and Matt Feinberg Click here to view the recorded session. Given the country’s current social and political climate, there has been a significant public focus recently on, among other things, sexual harassment and sexual assault, public corruption, fraud against the Government, and the wage gap. Companies should therefore reasonably expect to become involved in some sort of investigation or private claim and, as a result, to receive a subpoena or other document request, whether from a state attorney . . . Read More