Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC Announces Gregory Weber as Senior Associate Attorney!

Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC is a premier small business and federal government contracts firm in Lawrence, Kansas. The management team is pleased to announce that Gregory Weber has been promoted to the role of Senior Associate Attorney.

Greg quickly integrated himself into the fabric of our firm, and working with federal contractors has become second nature to him. In response to the announcement, Greg said, “I am thrilled to be given this opportunity to further help our clients and work within the federal contracting community. Koprince McCall Pottroff has a great tradition of excellence and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Greg draws on his experience working for a number of large organizations. In those roles, he became adept at communicating complicated legal and regulatory concepts to clients. This skill translated nicely into the federal contracting world. Greg is hardworking to a fault and always puts providing client value and outstanding client communications at the top of his list. He is equally skilled at litigation (including at SBA, ODRA, and the Court of Federal Claims) and transactional matters (including small business, socioeconomic certifications, and teaming relationships).

Greg is a great attorney and advocate for the federal contractors that our firm serves. The promotion is well deserved!

Who You Gonna Call? Your Contracting Officer (Part 3) 

In our line of work, we regularly litigate protests, claims, appeals, etc., against the Government. But often, procuring and contracting issues can be resolved without the need for litigation–via a little-known method we like to call “talking things out with your CO.” There are also some important things to keep in mind regarding contract performance communications. This article is the last of three articles aimed at providing helpful tips for communicating with your contracting officer. Part 1, which focused on pre-solicitation and solicitation communications, can be found here. And Part 2, which focused on proposal submission communications, can be found here. This article will focus on contract performance communications.

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DFARS Data Rights Provisions in Action

Back in April 2022, we looked at how data rights are handled by the Department of Defense in the DFARS (Defense Acquisition Regulation Systems), and prior to that, we explored many of the regulations regarding data rights and similar intellectual property. This is all well and good, but many of you probably wonder what this might look like when it is applied in the real world. For this, we turn to a recent case in front of the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) involving Raytheon concerning what exactly is “technical data.”

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 4-8, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers! We hope you had a nice, long 4th of July weekend and we’d also like to show our appreciation for our veterans and active duty military personnel. Thank you for your service.

This week in federal government contracting news there were announcements from a key cyber agency set to get procurement authority this month as well as an announcement from the Federal Register concerning bid guarantees, performance and payment bonds, and alternative payment protection.

Have a great weekend!

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Department of Defense Unveils Plan to Address Effects of Inflation on Contracts

Inflation. A word no one likes, but it is something that is currently impacting nearly every facet of our lives. Gas prices continue to rise, grocery costs are through the roof, and everyday living expenses are taking more hard-earned money from our country’s workers than ever before. However, consumers are not the only ones feeling the effects. Costs and expenses of running a business have increased dramatically as well, and those in the federal contracting world are no exception. Questions from both contractors and contracting officers (CO) prompted the Department of Defense (DOD) release new guidance on May 25, 2022, conveying how it plans to handle inflation through economic price adjustments (EPA) as well as when the use of EPAs is appropriate. However, the guidance also discourages flexibility for increased costs based on inflation.

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