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GSA Price Reductions Clause Settlement Largest Ever

On April 6, 2009, the U.S. Government settled a claim for $128 million dollars against Network Appliance Federal Systems, Inc. ("NetApp") that was based in part on the company’s purported non-compliance with the Price Reductions Clause under two GSA Schedule contracts. This represents the largest settlement reached by the U.S. Government in a Price Reductions…
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Self-Reporting Mandated for Contractor Wrongdoing

On November 12, 2008, the FAR Councils issued a Final Rule in the Federal Register, which, among other things, amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to impose new requirements on federal government contractors to identify, investigate and self-report wrongdoing relating to federal government contracts and subcontracts, and also makes clear that the U.S. Government may…
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New Veteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Preferences Proposed by the Department of Veterans Affairs

On August 22, 2008, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued a Proposed Rule RIN 2900-AM92 in the Federal Register which would amend the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) to bolster preferences for Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). The proposed rule implements Executive Order 13360. The proposed changes are…
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Screening Proposed for Government Contractor Employees

On June 12, 2008, the FAR Councils issued a proposed rule (FAR Case 2007-013) intended to implement an Executive Order dated June 9th, 2008, which amends Executive Order 12989. The proposed rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by implementing a new contract clause that will require government contractors and subcontractors to use the U.S.…
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