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Government Regulates Contractor NDAs

Today, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued a Final Rule in the Federal Register aimed at changing the FAR to ensure the U.S. Government does not enter into any agreement or contract with a contractor who requires its employees or subcontractors to sign confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that might impair reporting of fraud, waste…
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SBA Creates Universal Mentor-Protege Program

In a Final Rule issued on July 25, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) made changes to its regulations pertaining to mentor-protege arrangements between large and small U.S. Government contractors. Effective today (August 24, 2016), the Final Rule establishes a universal, Government-wide mentor-protege program available to all types of small business concerns.  Previously, the SBA…
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GSA Finally Begins to Change FSS Pricing Requirements

On June 23, 2016, the General Services Administration ("GSA") issued a Final Rule in the Federal Register to implement transactional data collection requirements for orders placed against GSA Federal Supply Schedule ("FSS") contracts, GSA Government-wide Acquisition Contracts ("GWACs") and GSA Indefinitely-Delivery Indefinite Quantity ("IDIQ") contracts. The Final Rule follows a proposed rule published by GSA…
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More Flexibility for Small Business Contractors

On May 31, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a Final Rule in the Federal Register that provides many long overdue regulatory updates and clarifications relating to small businesses engaged in U.S. Government contracting. The Final Rule was originally proposed by the SBA in the Federal Register on December 29, 2014. It primarily addresses…
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