Over the last few years the world of federal contracting has seen an increased focus on the False Claims Act, the prevention of fraud, and the strengthening of fraud-related penalties. 2015 will certainly be no different. However, the new year brings with it a slightly different take on fraud prevention, one aimed
Proposed Change Past Performance Assessment System – Is it Fair?
By Michael H. Payne & Maria Panichelli on
Posted in Contract Performance Issues
By: Michael H. Payne & Maria L. Panichelli
On August 7, 2013, the DoD, GSA, and NASA proposed a rule (78 FR 48123) that would amend the FAR to significantly alter the past performance evaluation and assessment process. Specifically, the rule would cut in half the time that contractors have to comment on their own…
SBA Expands the Definition of "Small" Business with Regard to Dredging and Land Subdivision Contracts
By Edward T. DeLisle on
Posted in Small Business Contracting
By: Edward T. DeLisle & Maria L. Panichelli
Yesterday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) proposed certain size standard changes, which could expand the number of contractors eligible for “small” business status in relation to construction contracts under NAICS Code 23.
Specifically, the SBA issued a proposed rule that would increase the size standard…