COVID-19 Survival: The $2 Trillion CARES Act and Your Business

Presented by  Cy Alba , Nichole Atallah , and  Dave Shafer .   Click here  to view the recorded session.   A $2 trillion stimulus package is on the horizon. Meant to address the economic impact of COVID-19, the CARES Act would authorize emergency loans for distressed businesses and establish limits on requirements for employers to provide paid leave. With increased business closures and layoffs across the country, you need to know how the CARES Act can help your business survive.   Join PilieroMazza ’s  COVID-19 Client Response Team  for a webinar on: . . . Read More

Teleworking in a COVID-19 Environment: Your Questions Answered

Presented by Nichole Atallah .   Click here  to view the recorded session.   Many businesses and employees are adjusting to a full-time remote workforce in response to COVID-19. Even for a business accustomed to remote work, remote work during COVID-19 is not a typical situation. Join  PilieroMazza ’s  Nichole Atallah , Chair of the Firm’s  Labor & Employment Group , for this brief webinar where she: examines how teleworking in the midst of COVID-19 is different from how we worked before and offers employers useful information to keep their teams . . . Read More

CMMC Is Coming: Are You Ready?

Presented by  Jon Williams and  Anna Wright .   Click here to view the recorded session.   Now that the Department of Defense (DOD) has released the final version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) guidelines, all contractors that work directly or indirectly on DOD contracts should be preparing to obtain the CMMC. This important new certification, which DOD will eventually require for all DOD contracts, demonstrates your IT system’s capability for protecting DOD-sensitive information and will help you gain (or not lose) a competitive . . . Read More

“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