As we close out our short four day week here at Koprince Law, there was no shortage of news on hand. This week’s top articles feature stories from news sources such as The Hill, Set-Aside Alert, Federal News Radio, GovConChannel and FCW.
- The Department of Labor has issued new guidance on how contracting agencies should evaluate labor violations when hiring federal contractors. [The Hill]
- An investigation by Set-Aside Alert shows that dozens of US government contracts to women-owned businesses totaling tens of millions of dollars may have been awarded in ineligible industries. [Set-Aside Alert]
- An attempt to streamline the federal procurement process and bolster labor protections for the government and contract employees is coming under strong opposition from federal contractor groups. [Federal News Radio]
- Guy Timberlake asks: if Congress passes legislation that adds billions of ‘reserved’ dollars to benefit small federal contractors, but no one shows up to take advantage of it, does it matter? [GovConChannel]
- For IT contractors, there’s a lot to like in this year’s House and Senate Defense authorization bills. [Federal News Radio]
- A new tool allows contracting officers to see hourly pay rates across eight GSA processional services schedules for a huge range of contractor jobs. [FCW]