The White House has announced that the requirement for covered employees at covered federal contractor workplaces to be fully vaccinated under the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (the “Contractor Guidance”) has been extended to January 4, 2022.
On October 13, 2021, the American Bar Association’s Section of Public Contract Law held its annual public procurement symposium to discuss important issues related to federal, state, and local government contracting.
Update: This article has been updated to reflect the Federal Circuit’s affirmation of the CBCA’s Pernix Serka decision and additional developments in the Government’s ongoing COVID-19 response.
For federal contractors, the Contract Disputes Act (“CDA”)1 can be a double-edged sword.
We all know that April showers bring May flowers, but this year April showers might have also brought more unions. Last week, President Biden, through an executive order, created the Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment (the “Task Force”).
On April 27, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order (the “Order”) increasing the minimum wage for Federal Government contractors and subcontractors from $10.95 per hour to $15.00 per hour.
On March 4, 2021, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) published a report titled “Weapon Systems Cybersecurity: Guidance Would Help DOD Programs Better Communicate Requirements to Contractors” (the “Report”).
On March 15, 2021, the District of Columbia’s new “Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020” is projected to pass Congressional review and become law.
A recent decision out of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals serves as a useful reminder that the rules regarding apparent authority in contracting apply differently to government employees than to government contractors.
A recent enforcement action announced by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice included a notable plot twist – the investigation did not turn up an antitrust crime, but instead revealed a criminal conspiracy to violate the Procurement Integrity Act (“PIA,” 41 U.S.C. §§ 2101-2107).
On September 29, 2020, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) issued an Interim Rule to supplement its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) program with a DoD Assessment Methodology.
An executive order signed by President Trump on August 3, 2020 (“Order”) prompts federal contractors to review their hiring practices and, if they offshored federal contract work, to determine the impact on hiring U.S. workers.