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March 27, 2019

BREAKING NEWS — Court of Federal Claims orders the re-evaluation of the Alliant 2 Small Business GWAC following bid protest

It’s rare that the often staid government contracts world sees an event that is truly “Breaking News!” worthy but a decision by the Court of Federal Claims this week just…
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March 26, 2019

Update on recent False Claims Act settlements by DOJ

In fiscal year (FY) 2018, the DOJ obtained more than $2.8 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government. Of the $2.8…
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March 25, 2019

10th Circuit issues important precedent on False Claims Act’s knowledge requirement; now defendant is challenging the constitutionality of the qui tam provision.

The False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 to 3733, imposes civil liability on any person who knowingly presents a false or fraudulent claim for payment to the government. …
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March 25, 2019

1Q2019 Legislative and Regulatory Roundup

With the first quarter of the year turning the corner, we wanted to provide a quick overview of some key developments in the legislative and regulatory world affecting small business…
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February 27, 2019

New rule clarifies strict interpretation of prohibition on charging workers recruitment fees (FAR 52.222-50).

Although FAR 52.222-50 (Combating Trafficking in Persons) has for years barred federal contractors and their subcontractors from charging employees or potential employees “recruitment fees”, the outer limits of what might constitute a…
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February 26, 2019

I’m a small business considering a bid protest. Should I file, and if so, where?

A glance at some relevant data may provide some initial orientation to the landscape. The congressionally mandated FY18 RAND Corporation study on bid protests of DoD procurements found that less…
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February 26, 2019

H.R. 190 seeks to expand contracting opportunities for small businesses, reinforce certification requirements

A new bill, H.R. 190, proposes to amend the Small Business Act to increase the ability of the government to make sole-source awards to certain small business concerns. On January…
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February 9, 2019

Proposed changes to FRCP 30(b)(6) (deposition of a corporate representative) and how they may affect you.

Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure has long been both a blessing and a curse for litigators. It allows for a deponent corporation, partnership, association, or government…
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December 21, 2018

New Law Makes It Easier For Contractors To Qualify For Small Business Set-Aside Contracts

Update: The SBA has issued guidance which takes the position that the new calculation method does not take effect until SBA completes the rulemaking process to conform its regulations to this…
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August 6, 2018

Court of Federal Claims Allows Planate to Seek Reimbursement for Arming Its Personnel

On July 27, 2018, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims denied the Government’s Motion to Dismiss Ward & Berry Client Planate Management Group LLC’s breach of contract claims stemming from…