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Getting Your Priorities Straight: Managing the Effects of the Defense Priority Allocation System

By on November 20, 2018 | Posted in Procurement Issues

Every manufacturing contract, including construction contracts, with the government contains a myriad of terms and conditions and other requirements, including the numerous provisions set forth in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that are often incorporated expressly or by reference into the contract.  Understandably, contractors focus on the contract’s specifications, schedule, […]

GAO Upholds Agency’s Rejection Of Protestor’s CAGE-Y Proposal

By on October 23, 2018 | Posted in Bid Protests

It is not uncommon for government contractors to have one or more related companies (e.g., parent/subsidiary companies) involved in the industry.  One way the government keeps track of such related entities is to utilize Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes.  These codes are used for a variety of purposes, including facility clearances. […]

For Relators, the Roses aren’t Necessarily Redder: The Ninth Circuit’s Fresh Cut on Escobar for FCA Cases

By on October 18, 2018 | Posted in False Claims Act

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the recently issued case of United States ex. rel. Rose v. Stephens Institute (Rose) held that the two-step test of Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar (Escobar) is mandatory in implied false certification cases brought under the False Claims […]

Full Schedule Released for Navigating Federal Government Contracts Northwest 2018 – Seminar/Webinar Oct. 25

By on October 14, 2018 | Posted in News

To help you navigate the rough seas of doing business with the federal government in the Trump administration, Washington PTAC, Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition, AGC of Washington, and the Government Contracts team at Oles Morrison have assembled a group of nationally recognized government contracts professionals for a seminar covering topics relevant to government contractors across […]

Risk Management: Insurance Coverage to Cover Possible Risk of a False Claims Act Claim

By on September 26, 2018 | Posted in False Claims Act

Regardless of your industry, companies that have business dealings with the federal government face the persistent risk of False Claims Act (FCA) investigations and lawsuits. The FCA, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 – 3733, imposes civil and criminal liability for knowingly making a false or fraudulent claim to the United States […]