SmallGovCon Week in Review: Mar. 1 – Mar. 5, 2021

Next week is spring break in these parts. The weather should be great and I hope all of our readers are able to enjoy it! It’s also getting down to the finals of the college basketball season. It won’t be the same as last year for the KU Jayhawks, but they should still have a good showing in the tournament.

This week saw some important updates in federal contracting, such as a prediction on defense spending under the Biden administration, a delay of independent contractor status rules under FLSA, and DoD employee ethics reminders.

  • The Effects Of The COVID-19 Pandemic On Small Businesses [SBA]
  • Senate Intel Leaders File Legislation, Urge Senate Leadership to Extend Sec. 3610 of Cares Act [WarnerSenate]
  • SAP Public Services, Inc. to Pay $2.2 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations [DOJ]
  • It will be a while before the Trump era’s impact on contracting is gone [FedNewsNet]
  • Subcontractor Agrees to Pay the United States $500k+ in Damages After Failing to Pay Prevailing Wages on VA Construction Project [DOJ]
  • Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Delay of Effective Date [FedReg]
  • North Carolina Durable Medical Equipment Corporation Sentenced for $10 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme, and the Company and Its Owner Agree to Pay Millions to Resolve Related Civil Claims [DOJ]
  • DoD’s real estate issues no longer a ‘high risk’ area, GAO says [FedNewsNet]
  • Defense workers get ethics reminder from DoD secretary [FedNewsNet]
  • GSA Seeks Info on Best-in-Class, Multiple-Award IDIQ Contract for Service [GovConWire]