SmallGovCon Week in Review: Sept. 7-11, 2020

Before 2001, September 11 was just another day on the calendar. Now, nineteen years later, that date is burned into the minds of everyone old enough to remember. Today, let’s all take a moment to honor those who died, their loved ones, and the first responders who risked their lives to help others.

Before we head into the weekend, it’s time for our weekly look at what’s happening in the world of federal government contracts. In this week’s SmallGovCon Week in Review, a contractor agrees to pay back wages and fringe benefits after a government investigation, supply chain problems are hampering the typical end-of-fiscal-year spending boom, and much more.

  • An asphalt contractor will fork over $4.25 million to settle allegations that it misrepresented the materials used on a federally-funded project. [U.S. Department of Justice].
  • Policy and supply chain issues are hampering agencies’ end-of-fiscal-year spending. [Federal News Radio].
  • The GAO examines agencies’ usage of the COVID paid leave provisions under the CARES Act. [Government Accountability Office].
  • The Pentagon hints that the Section 889 telecommunications waiver may be extended. [NextGov].
  • Speaking of Section 889, the GSA has provided some clarification regarding its implementation–but hasn’t answered questions involving ambiguous terms. [NextGov].
  • A Louisiana company has pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States and violate the Procurement Integrity Act. [U.S. Department of Justice].
  • A Florida company will pay back wages and fringe benefits to 20 employees after allegedly violating the Davis-Bacon Act and other law. [U.S. Department of Labor].