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Notable Changes to Recent GSA MAS Solicitation Refresh 5 (A826)

In November 2020, the General Services Administration (GSA) released a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation 47QSMD20R0001 - Refresh # 5 (Mass Mod A826) to all existing contractors. This Mass modification must be accepted by December 31, 2020. Outlined below is a...

Tuesday Insight – November 24th, 2020

SBA Proposes Increasing Size Standards in Professional, Management, and Administrative Industries SBA’s recent proposed rule will increase size standards for a number of industries. The rule also said that SBA was thinking about lowering size standards. While most...

Tuesday Insight – November 17th, 2020

Evaluation Disputes Protecting Reputation of Government Contractors The Contract Disputes Act (CDA) creates the framework for handling “claims” against the government on Federal contracts. Contract claims most commonly relate to issues of time or money. But not all...

Tuesday Insight – November 10th, 2020

Government Reduces Representation Burdens for Supply Chain Rule Banning Some Chinese Equipment A new provision easing some of the strain caused by a major supply chain rule banning use of some Chinese equipment took effect last week, but some in the contracting...

Tuesday Insight – November 3rd, 2020

GSA Preparing Switch to eSignature for Multiple Award Schedule Offers and Modifications Contract holders will also see new security measures being implemented in the near future for eOffer and eMod. In one month, contract holders on the General Services...

Tuesday Insight – October 27th, 2020

Federal Government Blows Past Record Spending in Fiscal 2020 The budget deficit tripled to a record $3.1 trillion—another all-time record. The federal government spent a record $6.5 trillion in fiscal 2020, according to data released Friday by the Treasury Department,...

Tuesday Insight – October 20th, 2020

Schedules Consolidation – An Integrated Commercial Services Marketplace! GSA’s Schedules Consolidation initiative continues apace, with the agency and its contractors implementing Phase 3, the consolidation of multiple schedule contracts into a single contract for...

Tuesday Insight – October 13th, 2020

DOL Publishes Guidance on Diversity Training Executive OrderOn September 22, 2020, the Trump administration issued Executive Order 13950 (the Order) prohibiting workplace training that involves “sex stereotyping” or “scapegoating.”  The Order is applicable to federal...

Tuesday Insight – October 6th, 2020

Independent Contractor v. Employee: DOL Releases Proposed Rule Clarifying Test for Classification of WorkersOn September 22, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released a long-awaited proposed rule (the “Proposed Rule”) providing guidance for...

Tuesday Insight – September 29th, 2020

10 Tantalizing Topics Testing Procurement in the New Fiscal Year This week marked the Autumnal Equinox, and change is in the air. The leaves are beginning to fall to the ground, the morning air is turning crisp, the days are getting shorter — all signaling that we are...

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