For small business government contractors, the question of affiliation should always be at the top of the list of priorities.  A finding of affiliation between your business and another business (and, in particular, a large business) could be enough to lose your small business size status – and the ability to compete for those coveted

The hallmark of the government’s Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business programs is ownership and control of the business by a qualifying service-disabled veteran of the U.S. military.  So what happens when you intentionally violate that rule to take advantage of program benefits?  The answer won’t surprise you – and it should serve as a reminder of

We are currently in the midst of an unprecedented uptick in the prosecution of (alleged) government contractor fraud under vehicles such as the False Claims Act and agency suspension and debarment programs.  Generally speaking, the government uses these methods to claw back Federal contracting dollars from contractors suspected of engaging in unethical practices and

As a Federal contractor, you already know that the FAR requires you to retain certain project records (books, documents, etc.) for audit and inspection purposes – typically for a period of at least three years after final payment.  But did you know that the regulations allow contractors to cut the clutter by converting paper records

It’s a frustrating position for government contractors:  you have plenty of small businesses working on your job, but cannot count them towards your subcontracting goals because they are not first-tier subs.  Good news!  Things are about to change.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is finally proposing to amend its regulations to allow large business

New labor measures were recently unveiled as part of the government’s continuing focus on increasing wages and labor standards for federal contractors — and they mean yet another round of requirements for your business to digest and implement.

By an Executive Order, government contractors are now required to provide at least 7 days

Last week, I once again had the pleasure of presenting at the Design-Build Institute of America’s Federal Project Delivery Symposium in Washington, DC.  I was joined on the panel by Reggie Jones (the Chair of Fox Rothschild’s Government Contracts practice) and Michael Daniels of W.M. Jordan.  Our presentation from last year on the

Qui tam cases alleging violations of the False Claims Act remain red hot in today’s climate.  The Federal government continues to use the FCA both as shield against those seeking to defraud the government and a sword to claw back money from allegedly undeserving government contractors.

In particular, the healthcare and construction industries have seen

Is your small business doing all that it can to position itself in the Federal marketplace?  The Small Business Administration recently confirmed that there are literally billions of dollars on the line!

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The SBA announced that – for the second year in a row – the Federal government reached its small business contracting goal.  This

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued an important decision – K-Con Building Systems, Inc. v. United States, Case No. 2014-5062 – that highlights a few important takeaways for all government contractors.

Background

K-Con Building Systems, Inc. (K-Con) entered into a contract to construct a building for the United