Procurement Information

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) is a law that contractors must take very seriously.  What many contractors fail to realize is that the reach of the FCA goes beyond the filing of fraudulent contract claims.  In fact, it seems as though the government is actually searching to find new and interesting theories of application.  This

Please join our Federal Contracting Practice Group for a Networking Cocktail Reception preceded by a precise presentation on Avoiding the Pitfalls in Federal Construction Contracting.

This networking event will facilitate interaction between large and small businesses that are looking to understand how to win federal construction contracts. The presentation, led by Federal Contracting Chair, Michael

By: Edward T. DeLisle & Maria L. Panichelli

On August 27, 2012, FAR council issued a final rule entitled Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (“the Rule”). Although this Final Rule was implemented just last month, it has been a topic of discussion on Capitol Hill for over six years.

In 2006, the Federal

By: Robert E. Little, Jr.

Several months ago, I was asked to present testimony before House Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law on the subject of individual sureties. See http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/Hearings%202012/Little%2003052012.pdf. In that testimony I warned that legal precedent had had little effect on policing individual sureties. Using the example in the Tip

By: Edward T. DeLisle & Maria L. Panichelli

We’ve warned you before: the False Claims Act should be taken seriously. In recent years, the government has been increasingly willing to wield the provisions of the FCA as weapons, zealously punishing offending federal contractors.

A recent opinion United States ex rel. Hooper v. Lockheed Martin

By: Edward T. DeLisle & Maria L. Panichelli

The federal government’s much-anticipated new contractor registration system, “SAM” was launched on July 30, 2012. SAM (short for System for Award Management) replaces the former Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system, and will ultimately integrate eight federal procurement systems (CCR, FedReg, ORCA, EPLS, CFDA, eSRS, FBO, FPDS-NG, FSRS,