Increased Opportunities for Federal Contractors Under New Administration?

February 7, 2017

What contractors should expect from the Trump administration

Source: Federal News Radio, David Thornton, January 27, 2017

Government contractors are in the dark about what President Donald Trump’s administration has in store, just like everyone else. But government contract lawyers from the law firm Crowell and Moring are making some speculations.

The long view

Robert Burton, partner at Crowell and Moring and former deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said the overarching goal of the administration seems to be a more efficient procurement system at much lower prices.

“I think that’s going to translate into increased opportunities for federal contractors, as well as some challenges,” Burton said in a Jan. 26 webinar.

The administration’s top priority, Burton said, seems to be reducing the number of regulatory and compliance burdens contractors function under, especially those imposed by the Obama administration. Burton said he expects the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, among others, to be rescinded soon.

“We’ll just stay tuned to see what happens, but I think you can be sure that there’ll be some changes with respects to those executive orders,” he said.  READ MORE….

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