PilieroMazza Weekly Report for 4/17/2015

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In this week’s report:

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

  • DoD, GSA, and NASA Issue Small Entity Compliance Guide
  • DoD, GSA, and NASA Issue Interim Rule to Amend FAR Regarding Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity
  • GSA Turns the Lights on at Acquisition.gov
  • DoD Issues Implementation Directive for Better Buying Power 3.0: Achieving Dominant Capabilities Through Technical Excellence and Innovation
  • Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee Issues FY 2014 Report on Federal Agency Suspension and Debarment Activities

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • SBA Issues Proposed Rule to Amend Surety Bond Guarantee Program

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PilieroMazza Weekly Report for 3/13/2015

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In this week’s report:

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

  • DoD Issues Notice to Publish an Updated List of Product Categories for Which Federal Prison Industries Have a Significant Market Share
  • DOL and OMB Issue a Memorandum Regarding the Implementation of the President’s Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces
  • DOT Issues Notice to Announce New Contracting Initiative

VETERANS AFFAIRS

  • VA Issues Final Rule to Implement VOSB and SDVOSB Status Protests

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • SBA Reopens Comment Period for the Proposed Rule to Implement Provisions of the NDAA of 2013 Published December 29, 2014
  • A Notice was Issued for the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

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PilieroMazza Weekly Report for 2/27/2015

pillieromazzalogoIt has been a few weeks since the last Weekly Report from our lawyers in  DC.  Please Click Here for the latest report.   There are some pending changes to SBA limitations on subcontracting that are worth noting.

In this week’s report:

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

  • SBA Considering Extending Comment Period for Proposed Rule on the Limitations on Subcontracting
  • GSA Issues Proposed Rule to Amend Federal Property Management Regulations/Federal Management Regulation; Supply and Procurement
  • DoD Updates Synchronized Pre-Deployment and Operational Tracker Business Rule
  • DoD Issues Final Rule to Amend DFARS Domestic Source Restrictions on Certain Naval Vessel Components (DFARS Case 2014-D022)
  • President Obama Signs Executive Order 13691, Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing
  • A Notice Was Issued for the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severly Disabled

 

PilieroMazza Weekly Report for 2/6/2015

pillieromazzalogoPlease Click Here for the Weekly Report. There are some major changes to the  SBA Mentor Protege program…

In this week’s report:

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

  • DOL Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Discrimination on the Basis of Sex

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • SBA Issues Proposed Rule to Amend Small Business Mentor Protégé Program, Small Business Size Regulations, Government Contracting Programs, 8(a) Business Development/Small Disadvantaged Business Status Determinations; HUBZone Program; WOSB Federal Contract Program, and Rules of Procedure Governing Cases Before OHA
  • SBA Issues Notice of Intent to Waive the Nonmanufacturer Rule for Warehouse Instantly Adjustable Racking Systems
  • Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled: Several Notices were Issued

PilieroMazza Weekly Report for 12/19/2014

pillieromazzalogoPlease Click Here for the Weekly Report. In this week’s report:

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

  • DoD, GSA, and NASA Issue Proposed Rule to Amend FAR Prohibition on Contracting With Inverted Domestic Corporations – Representations and Notifications
  • DoD, GSA, and NASA Issue Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79
  • DoD, GSA, and NASA Issue Interim Rule to Amend FAR Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors
  • DoD, GSA, and NASA Issue the Small Entity Compliance Guide
  • NASA OIG Conducts Audit Regarding Costs Incurred on NASA’s Cost-Type Contract
  • Linking Small Business Subcontractors to Prime Contracts Is Not Feasible Using Current Systems

CAPITOL HILL

  • Defense Bill Extends Disputed Small Business Program
  • Notices Issued by the Committee for the Purchase From People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled

PilieroMazza Weekly Report for 12/12/2014

pillieromazzalogoPlease Click Here for the Weekly Report. In this week’s report:

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

  • DoD Issues Final Rule to Amend DFARS Foreign Commercial Satellite Services (DFARS Case 2014-D010)
  • DoD Issues Final Rule to Amend DFARS Forward Pricing Rate Proposal Adequacy Checklist (DFARS Case 2012-D035)
  • DoD Issues Final Rule to Amend DFARS Elimination of Quarterly Reporting of Actual Performance Outside the United States (DFARS Case 2015-D001)
  • DoD Issues Memorandum Regarding Implementation of Uniform Procurement Identification
  • No More FOUO: Government Plans to Simplify Labeling of Sensitive Information
  • Transforming the Market Place: Simplifying Federal Procurement to Improve Performance, Drive Innovation, and Increase Savings
  • DOL OFCCP Issues Final Rule to Implement Executive Order 13672, Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors

CAPITOL HILL

  • President Signs Executive Order 13682, Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Friday December 26, 2014

SMALL BUSINESS

  • SBA Issues Notice Seeking Public Comment Regarding Franchise Agreement Reviews, Affiliation and Eligibility for Financial Assistance
  • Notices Issued by the Committee for the Purchase From People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled