News Monthly Archives: April 2016

More on the Ostensible Subcontractor Rule

April 22, 2016 Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: Management Alone Wasn’t Enough Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, March 4, 2016 The prime contractor’s management of a contract wasn’t enough to avoid ostensible subcontractor affiliation where the subcontractor would provide the labor, equipment, and facilities for … Continued

Ostensible Subcontractor Affiliation Explained

April 21, 2016 Ostensible Subcontractor Affiliation: Beware These “Four Key Factors,” Says SBA OHA Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, March 14, 2016 Ostensible subcontractor affiliation can arise for many reasons–but a small business may be in grave danger of affiliation with its subcontractor … Continued

False Claims Act Complaint Filed Against Two Companies

April 18, 2016 U.S. files False Claims Act complaint against two Energy Dept. contractors performing work at Savannah River Nuclear Site Source: Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, Chuck Schadl, March 21, 2016 The Justice Department (DOJ) announced on Friday (Mar. 18, … Continued

APTAC Releases Call for Presentations for Fall 2016 Conference

Conference Theme: “What Government ‘Acquisition Reform’ Means for Business” The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) has released the Call for Presentations for its Fall 2016 Training Conference in Washington, DC. The theme? “What Government ‘Acquisition Reform’ Means for … Continued

Sole-Source IT Contracts a Concern of Procurement Attorneys

April 11, 2016 Federal Agencies Are Using Last Summer’s ‘Cyber Sprint’ To Justify Sole-Source IT Contracts Source: Nextgov, Aliya Sternstein,March 9, 2016 Several federal agencies are not letting eligible companies compete for IT contracts, reasoning that only a current or … Continued

New Tool for Small Businesses from OSBU

April 5, 2016 GSA launches contract database for small businesses Source: FederalTimes, Aaron Boyd, March 18, 2016 The General Services Administration wants small businesses to get more federal contracts and just launched a new online database to help them find good … Continued

Agencies had Improperly Used Bridge Contracts

April 4, 2016 Army Improperly Extended Contracts, GAO Says Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, February 4, 2016 The Army improperly used FAR 52.217-8 (Option to Extend Services) to extend several contracts for periods much longer than the six-month maximum allowed by the … Continued