Govology Webinar: Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) Rules for Federal Contractors, Sept. 14, 2023, 1:00pm EDT

Steven Koprince, Govology Legal Analyst and retired founder of Koprince McCall Pottroff will be presenting this webinar which covers the Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) Rules for Federal Contractors, including which contracts are subject to FOCI rules, how does the government evaluate whether a contractor is operating under foreign ownership, influence, or control, what responsibilities does a contractor or potential contractor have to identify and report FOCI concerns, and more. Don’t miss your chance to learn all about FOCI, in plain English! Register here today!

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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Coming Soon: The SmallsCast Podcast

We invite you to tune into this informative podcast series hosted by The Smalls with discussions on federal government contracting. I just taped an episode with Nate Moser and it was a blast! In it, I discussed what we do at the firm to assist our federal government contracting clients, including things like drafting joint venture and mentor-protégé agreements. The podcast comes out in June and I hope you will give it a listen.

The Smalls is nonprofit consortium of Government Contractors, Service Providers, and Manufacturers in Colorado.  This weekly podcast is designed for Small Government Contractors, Service Providers, and Manufacturers, as part of the Government Contractor Ecosystem, connecting people, organizations, and resources. Here is the podcast link. I encourage you to check them out.

We’ll let you know when the podcast and video is released!

SmallGovCon Week in Review: May 9-13, 2022

Happy Friday blog readers! Hope you are having a nice week. Kick back and relax with the latest federal contracting updates.

This week saw some interesting federal contracting news. GAO has issued a new report on ways the federal government can potentially save billions of dollars in spending and improve efficiency of its programs. Additional stories include an article I’m quoted in from Bloomberg Law discussing U.S. agencies requests for brand name items in contract proposals. Read on for the details and have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 31-February 4, 2022

Happy February, Readers! We had some excitement this week when a winter snowstorm moved into our neck of the woods. I’m happy to report that all is well and the streets have been cleared by our vigilant city road crews whom we are very grateful for. It sure was a beautiful, snowy site.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: December 13-17, 2021

Hello, Readers! Can you believe we’re more than halfway through December already? The holidays are upon us! Houses are decorated with twinkling lights. There’s a chill in the air (a relief after the odd 70 degree and high winds that hit the Midwest recently). Items are flying off of store shelves. Hopefully despite all that hustle and bustle, you’re getting to enjoy quality time with your loved ones.

The hot topics in government contracting this week include some new vaccine mandate lawsuit updates, cybersecurity measures, and a push for the federal government toward clean energy and sustainability. We also have one festive topic for you – ICE is on the hunt for holiday scams. Read about these topics and more below, and for even more information and news related to federal government contracting, check out our blog.

Best of luck with those last minute holiday preparations this weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: December 6-10, 2021

Good day, Readers! The holidays are quickly approaching and everything is looking festive and bright here in Lawrence, Kansas. The annual tradition of Santa being recued from the roof of one of our local department stores occurred and you will be happy to know that he is safe to circle the globe once again this Christmas. You can see photos of this fun, annual tradition here. It’s always quite a spectacle!

As always, there was a lot happening in the world of federal government contracting this week. The biggest news being that a federal judge has temporarily halted the vaccine mandate for federal government contractors. You can read more about this latest development and some interesting statistics that were issued on federal government contracting, along with other announcements in the articles below, as well as our blog post.

Have a great weekend!

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