I am excited to announce the re-launch of the popular SmallGovCon Week In Review series! Each Friday, SmallGovCon will provide a snapshot of some of the week’s top news and commentary from the government contracting community.
In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, a False Claims Act settlement, a proposal to ban so-called “inverted” firms from receiving government contracts, Guy Timberlake weighs in on the proposed increase to the Simplified Acquisition Threshold, and much more.
- A contractor allegedly received HUBZone certification by giving false address information–and could have avoided any problems by moving half a mile. [IndeOnline.com]
- Members of Congress have reintroduced legislation that would block reclassified “foreign-owned” companies from receiving government contracts. [National Association of Government Contractors]
- According to its own Inspector General, the Commerce Department isn’t doing a good job of auditing its contractors, which is required under federal law. [FierceGovernment]
- The DOJ announced that an agreement was made to pay $9 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations regarding a the hiring of non-compliant workers. [The National Law Review]
- The House has proposed to increase the Simplified Acquisition Threshold to $500,000–but Guy Timberlake of The American Small Business Coalition is skeptical. [GovConChannel]
- Jaime Gracia of Seville Government Consulting, LLC weighs in on the House’s proposal for a study on how Defense contractors are using bid protests. [LinkedIn]
- Small business procurements hit 25.05% of all federal contracts in FY 2014, according to the Small Business Dashboard database. [Set-Aside Alert]