The government contracting legal landscape has gone through many important changes in 2022 and the first part of 2023, including new small business rules, SDVOSB certification requirements, recent domestic preference changes under the Buy American Act, key provisions of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act and other laws passed in 2022, and much more. In this session, we will provide a comprehensive update on the most important government contracting legal changes in 2022, and the projected changes in the first months of 2023. This webinar is hosted by The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship. Hope to see you there! Register here.
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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.
Update: FAR Final Rule Puts Limits on LPTA Procurements
Lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) source selection has been on the decline lately. A recent final rule from the FAR Council, effective February 16, 2021, continues this trend. In the rule, the FAR Council implemented additional restrictions on the use of LPTA for non-DoD contracts.Continue reading
Congress Says Small Businesses Without Past Performance Can Submit Joint Venture Experience Instead
Per the 2021 NDAA that was recently approved by Congress, small business offerors without their own past performance experience can now submit experience earned as part of a joint venture–and the procuring agency must consider it. This change will significantly benefit newer companies that do not yet have the individual experience to successfully compete for government contracts (that is, assuming the President signs the NDAA). It will also add an incentive for start-up companies to take advantage of SBA’s joint venture opportunities.Continue reading
DoD Proposes Updating DFARS With 15-Day “Prompt Payment” Rules
The Department of Defense awarded contracts to an average 30,806 small businesses each year in fiscal year 2016, 2017, and 2018. A proposed rule to update the DFARS may lead to these same businesses receiving payments from the government, or prime contractors, within 15 days of invoicing.
The proposed rule is found at 84 FR 25225. It was published on May 31, 2019 and comments close on July 30, 2019 if you’d like to put in your two cents.Continue reading