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New regulations on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers under Service Contracts go into effect

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2013

Executive Order (EO) 13495,1 "Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers under Service Contracts," became effective on January 18, 2013, as did the

Contractor's liability arising out of prevailing wage violations continues to expand

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2013

In United States ex rel. Wall v. Circle C Const., LLC, 697 F. 3d 345 (6th Cir. 2012), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reinforced a

Possible changes to FAR concerning SBA 8(a) sole-source contracting

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2013

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report issued on December 12, 2012, asserts that government agencies are having a slow start to the

Court of Federal Claims overturns GAO precedent by holding that VA set-aside regulation is a “goal” rather than a “requirement” prohibiting FSS procurement

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2013

In a decision affecting an estimated $3 billion in annual Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contracts, the Court of Federal Claims recently ruled

New RFP platform may reduce confusion and lead to better contracting

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2013

There is new tool coming to the contracting officer's tool box that could change the way small businesses submit bids. The new "RFP-EZ" effort will

Agency must reasonably notify bidders of price-realism analysis

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2013

In light of the federal government's current financial situation and the general instability of global markets, contractors perhaps now more

Habitat and Watershed Caretakers v. City of Santa Cruz (December 2012, 6th Appellate District).

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2013

Pursuant to a court-approved settlement between the City of Santa Cruz and the Regents of the University of California, the City certified an EIR for

Federal appeals court finds Davis-Bacon violations can lead to False Claims Act liability

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2012

On October 1, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held in United States ex rel. Brian Wall v. Circle C. Construction, LLC that the submission of false payroll certifications required by the Davis-Bacon Act can form the basis for a False Claims Act (FCA) violation, at least where the proper classification of employees is not at issue

No good deed...: reconciling the FAR's mandatory contractor disclosure rules with protections afforded under FOIA Exemption 4

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2012

The proverbial “Golden Rule” of public procurement is that all public transactions be conducted with the utmost integrity and without any appearance of impropriety

Changes to the marketplace: new DCAA audit policy for contractor internal audit reports

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2012

A recent Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Policy Memorandum, issued on August 14, 2012, signals a change in policy for the DCAA’s use of internal audits for major contractors