On January 25, 2021, just five days after taking office, President Biden signed executive order (EO) “Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers. This EO, applicable to the nearly $600 billion (FY19) in federal government contracts sets forth procedures related to the many […]
Whenever a new administration comes in, especially if it is of a different political party, new contracting directions and emphasis will occur. Which of the Trump administration contracting policies will remain, be strengthened, or eliminated by the Biden Administration, and what will replace them?
This fourth annual seminar, co-hosted by PNDC, AGC of WA, Washington PTAC, and Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, is designed to help navigate the rough seas of doing business with the federal government in the “new normal.” To register for this two half-day virtual seminar, please click here.
Save the Date October 21-22: Navigating Federal Government Contracts Northwest 2020 will be held virtually
Save the Date: Navigating Federal Government Contracts Northwest 2020 will be held virtually over (2) half-days, October 21-22. This fourth annual seminar, co-hosted by AGC of WA, Washington PTAC, Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition and Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, is designed to help you navigate the rough seas of doing business with the federal government in the “new normal.” Join nationally recognized practitioners who will cover topics relevant to government contractors across all industries.
Howard Roth to Speak at Upcoming Webinar on Department of Defense’s (DOD) New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) released in early 2020, is a new tiered cybersecurity framework that all DoD contractors (both prime and subcontractors) will need to implement. The CMMC adds audits to assure compliance to one of 5 CMMC levels, depending on your contract […]
In case you missed Thursday’s webinar on the Defense Production Act, you can view the presentation in it’s entirety here. Adam Lasky’s slides can be found here. The Defense Production Act (DPA) provides the federal government a means to prioritize and/or allocate critical materials, equipment and services in the private […]
The Defense Production Act (DPA) provides the federal government a means to prioritize and/or allocate critical materials, equipment and services in the private market in the interest of national defense. The power is generally exercised through the issuance of rated orders to government contractors, which come with significant additional compliance […]
The novel corona virus, COVID-19, is continuing to spread across the United States and the federal government’s response to the virus is still developing. The global spread of COVID-19 may have a significant impact on government contractors—contract schedule and performance may be impacted by a myriad of circumstances including a strain on the supply chain, closures of military bases or other federally operated locations, and workforce reductions from those who are sick or quarantined. In this uncertain time, government contractors should prepare for the potential impacts that COVID-19 may have on their current federal contracts.
Please join us for an evening of networking and refreshments hosted by Oles Morrison Rinker Baker LLP and the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC). This is a great opportunity for you to engage with PNDC Members and other businesses in the defense and security industry. This event has moved to […]
Cybersecurity is not a new concern, but its attention has grown significantly in recent years due to the increasing sophistication of persistent threats to the defense base from foreign and domestic actors alike. By some accounts, the USG loses approximately $600 billion each year to cyber-related thefts. These concerns have been the driver for DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) initiative as a necessary means for establishing a unified framework of systems, controls and standards to safeguard national security interests.
James Nagle and Howard Roth to Present “Contract Compliance” at the NCMA Columbia Basin National Education Seminar
On February 13th, James Nagle and Howard Roth will present a full day educational seminar on “Contract Compliance” at Columbia Basin NCMA’s National Education Seminar.
The FAR Council Adopts a New Rule on Reporting Counterfeit Parts and Major or Critical Nonconforming Common Items in the Supply Chain
After more than five years in the making, DoD, GSA, and NASA recently issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require contractors and subcontractors to report to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) certain counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts and “common items” with major or critical […]
On Halloween Day of 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13897, titled “Improving Federal Contractor Operations by Revoking Executive Order 13495.” (84 Fed. Reg. 59709 (Oct. 31, 2019)). This Order revoked, effective immediately, Executive Order 13495 on “Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts,” which was issued by President Obama. […]
GAO Says Contractors Must “Diligently Pursue” Agency Debriefing or Potentially Lose Right to Protest
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a decision holding that a bidder’s failure to “diligently pursue” its request for a debriefing rendered its protest untimely. GAO’s bid protest regulations are strict about the time in which a contractor can file a protest. If the protest is alleging improprieties in […]
By Oles Morrison on October 28, 2019 | Posted in
On October 1, 2019, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a final rule (DFARS 215.101-2-70) that implemented limitations on its ability to use the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) method of procurement. In a LPTA procurement, a contact is awarded to the offeror with the lowest price who submitted a […]