SmallGovCon Week in Review: March 13-16, 2023

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Historical reports say the Irish have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for over 1,000 years. They would feast on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage–not quite sure when the green beer was added into the festivities! The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place not in Ireland but in America on March 17, 1601 in St. Augustine, Florida. Although not as old as St. Augustine’s, our city of Lawrence, Kansas is also preparing for a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which has been a tradition since 1988. It’s always a fun experience, with 100 floats, and has raised more than $1.2 million dollars for children’s charities.

We’ve included a few articles from this week’s news in federal government contracting to peruse before you head out to your local St. Pat’s Day celebrations, including updates on government budges for the upcoming fiscal year and contractors leaving the federal space. Have a fun day, stay safe, and a have great weekend.

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Webinar Event: December 15, 2022 at 2:00pm MST: The Do’s & Don’ts of Federal Contracting

Federal contracting rules and laws are complicated, and the rules aren’t always intuitive. Many contractors make legal mistakes routinely, involving everything from completing SAM profiles to calculating small business size to communicating with government contracting officers.

I invite you to join Greg Weber and myself as we discuss the Top 21 Most Common Legal Mistakes that contractors make time and time again hosted by the El Paso Chamber of Commerce. You will learn what these common mistakes are and how to avoid them. Hope to see you there! Click here to register.

Govology Webinar Event: 2022 Government Contracts Year-End Review, December 8, 2022, 1:00 pm EST

In this webinar, Govology Legal Analyst Steven Koprince and I will cover the most important legal developments for federal contractors in 2022, including new small business rules, recent domestic preference changes under the Buy American Act, key provisions of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, and much more. I hope you will join us. Registration Link is here.

Happy Thanksgiving from SmallGovCon!

Happy Thanksgiving! Here at SmallGovCon, we strive to provide concise, up-to-date, and actionable legal updates and analysis to people in the federal government contracting community and we want to take this opportunity to thank our blog readers. We hope that you will enjoy a few days off spending time with family and friends. We will provide our regular Week in Review next week. Enjoy that pumpkin pie!