News Monthly Archives: December 2016

Privacy Training Now Required for Certain Contractors

December 30, 2016 New FAR Provisions Require Contractor Privacy Training Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, December 21, 2016 The FAR Council has published a final rule to require that certain contractor employees complete privacy training. The final rule requires privacy training … Continued

Contractors Need to Be Aware of All Contract Changes

December 28, 2016 Contractor Wins Claim for Additional Costs After Partial Termination by Government Source: Fox Rothschild LLP, The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog, Nicholas T. Solosky, December 20, 2016 It is common for government contractors to file claims … Continued

Comparing Filing a Claim Versus an REA

December 22, 2016 Should I File a Claim or an REA on my Government Contract? Source: Fox Rothschild LLP, Nicholas T. Solosky, November 2, 2016 Government contractors are frequently faced with the situation where they are owed additional time or … Continued

Micro-Purchase Threshold Changes Under 2017 NDAA

December 20, 2016 2017 NDAA Increases DoD’s Micro-Purchase Threshold To $5,000 Source: SmallCovCon, Matthew Moriarty, December 9, 2016 The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act will increase the DoD’s micro-purchase threshold to $5,000. Under the conference bill recently approved by both … Continued

Proposed FAR Rule Encourages Communication

December 16, 2016 New FAR Rule Encourages “Constructive Exchanges” between Federal Agencies and Contractors Source: Covington Inside Government Contracts, Alex Sarria and Brandon Myers, December 6, 2016 On November 29, 2016, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and the … Continued

Committee Wants Answers from OMB About Paperwork Reduction

December 15, 2016 Still Overdue: Answers from OMB on Paperwork Reduction Requirements Source: House Small Business Committee, Press Release, December 5, 2016 Chairmen Ask Why Agency Failed to Issue Required Reports Two Years in a Row House Small Business Committee … Continued

Civilian Award Protests Can Continue

December 13, 2016 Senate backs down from attempt to restrain bid protests, but wants more data Source: Federal News Radio, Jared Serbu, December 5, 2016 Advocates and defenders of the federal bid protest process received some welcome news last week … Continued

Family Relationships are still a Viable Basis of Affiliation

December 12, 2016 Businesses Controlled By Brothers Were Presumed Affiliated, Says SBA Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, November 28, 2016 Businesses controlled by brothers were presumed affiliated under the SBA’s affiliation rules. In a recent size determination, the SBA Office of … Continued