Please join us on November 2 for an engaging webinar, Demystifying Controlled Unclassified Information Requirements: Overview of the Regulatory Landscape and Strategies for Implementing a Successful Compliance Program, alongside Stacy High-Brinkley from BDO. Together, we will illuminate the dynamic landscape of federal Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) requirements.Continue Reading Register Now | Demystifying Controlled Unclassified Information Requirements Webinar
Richard Arnholt advises companies, large and small, on the complex rules and regulations applicable to grants and contracts from federal and state governmental entities. In an era of increased budgetary pressures for contractors, Richard focuses his practice on providing practical business and legal guidance to help clients efficiently navigate the minefield of government procurement and grant regulations.
We are looking forward to presenting a session titled “Gov Con Legal Update” for the 2023 Government Contracting Conference hosted by the Greater Washington Society of CPAs. Continue Reading Join Us at the 2023 Government Contracting Conference
We represented AM General (AMG), an automotive manufacturer that builds military vehicles for government customers, including the Humvee, in a successful bid protest involving a $9.7 billion contract for the U.S. Army to build and deliver to the U.S. Army a new generation of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).Continue Reading Bid Protest Win for AM General on Multi-Billion Dollar Contract
We recently examined four recent Federal Circuit cases that “signal significant changes to long-standing jurisdictional precedent in bid protests and Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims.”Continue Reading Federal Circuit Cases Impacting Jurisdictional Precedent in Bid Protests and Contract Disputes Act Claims
We will join Chuck Jenkins, CEO of CWU, Inc., to present a panel titled “Preventing a Potential Protest/Handling a Federal Contract Protest Once it is Filed” for the FPTAC at the University of South Florida on June 8, 2023. Continue Reading Preventing a Potential Protest/Handling a Federal Contract Protest Once it is Filed
On May 1, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (SFWTF) issued an update that the Biden administration plans to end COVID-19 vaccination mandates established under Executive Orders (EO) 14042 on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors and EO 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Continue Reading Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Effectively Halts Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate
On April 19, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a permanent injunction that had enjoined President Biden’s “Contractor Vaccine Mandate,” taking an expansive view of presidential authority under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (FPASA). Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Green Lights Contractor Vaccine Mandate
I recently outlined the requirements that government contractors must observe when using Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). A DBE is categorized as “for-profit businesses which are at least 51% owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.” The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) emphasizes the use of DBEs when awarding contracts and requires that prime contractors commit a certain amount of the award to DBEs that perform a “commercially useful function.” While not explicitly defined, “there is a presumption that the DBE is not performing a ‘commercially useful function’ when it performs less than 30% of the contract’s total cost with its workforce,” I explained in the article.Continue Reading Compliance Considerations for Government Contractors Using Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
All government contractors routinely review and negotiate subcontractor agreements. Whether you are the prime or the subcontractor, these agreements are critical for delivering solutions to government customers and capturing federal compliance requirements.
Please join our panel of Bass, Berry & Sims Government Contracts experts – Richard Arnholt, Todd Overman, and Sylvia Yi – along with our in-house colleague, Chad Pryor, Chief Counsel, Public Sector at TTEC, to discuss the art of negotiating subcontractor agreements and best practices for ensuring a successful relationship for both parties.
The webinar will take place on Monday, March 6, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET. Click here to register.Continue Reading Register Now | Subcontract Negotiation Strategy and Best Practices Webinar
On January 6, U.S. District Judge John Tuchi in the District of Arizona agreed to dismiss a lawsuit brought by five states challenging the April 2022 Executive Order (EO), increasing the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 per hour. Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Nebraska, and South Carolina argued the administration did not have the authority to stipulate an increase in the minimum wage of federal contractors under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (FPASA). Judge Tuchi disagreed.Continue Reading Arizona Judge Dismisses Challenge to Government Contractor Minimum Wage Executive Order