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A Rule By Any Other Name: What Is A ‘Rule' Subject To Disapproval Under The Congressional Review Act?
In addition to formal regulations, informal federal regulatory guidance has become commonplace in the world of banking law.
United States
17 Jan 2018
Grant And Cooperative-Agreement Recipients: Are Your Procurement Standards Compliant Yet?
As part of the Uniform Grant Guidance published in 2013, the Federal Government required entities that receive Federal awards, such as grants and cooperative agreements, to comply with new...
United States
5 Jun 2017
Connecting More: Two Ways The Revised OGE Gift Standards Ease Communication With Government Employees
Many companies are very familiar with the issues that arise when someone at the company wants to provide a Government employee with any item of value or wants to stay in touch with a former employee...
United States
10 Mar 2017
Missouri Expands Project Delivery Options For Public Works Projects
The State of Missouri recently joined a majority of states allowing political subdivisions to make use of design-build and construction manager-at-risk contracts for public works projects.
United States
19 Jul 2016
Public Contracting Requirements: Not Just For ‘Traditional' Government Contractors
Federal and state laws contain many construction-related requirements that are routine for traditional government contracts and contractors.
United States
21 Apr 2016
Missouri Municipal Entities Must Follow Statutorily-Required Steps Before Executing Settlement Agreements, Consent Orders
An often overlooked legal issue can cause significant adverse consequences for clients and lawyers alike when dealing with municipal entities.
United States
25 Feb 2016
Government Contractors Must Address Domestic Trafficking
Many Americans are unaware of human trafficking's pervasiveness, believing, if they have considered it at all, that trafficking takes place only in third-world countries.
United States
4 Feb 2016
Government Contracts Update - Webinar
This U.S. Small Business Administration program has been highly successful for many Section 8(a) concerns, but there are pitfalls that should be avoided particularly when the mentor and protégé joint venture together.
United States
24 Jul 2015
P3s: Managing Risks And Rewards
Successful P3s—Public-Private Partnerships—can be blessings for state and local governments searching for new ways to finance many types of critical "infrastructure"...
United States
17 Jul 2015
Tenth Commandment Of Government Contracting: Thou Shalt Not Stereotype Thine Opponent
One of the most dangerous things that can happen to us in our business career is to make the mistake of stereotyping our adversary.
United States
3 Feb 2015
Ninth Commandment Of Government Contracting: Thou Shalt Be Prepared To Reciprocate
It would be wonderful if everything in a Government contractor's life were black and white: Both parties could live by the language in the contract and there would be no need to stray from that language.
United States
19 Dec 2014
Seventh Commandment Of Government Contracting: Thou Shalt Avoid Hostility
For someone coming into Government contracting for the first time, one of the most difficult things to understand is the role that protests and disputes play in the Government contracting world.
United States
25 Oct 2014
Sixth Commandment Of Government Contracting: Thou Shalt Avoid Political Intervention
In the Third Commandment, I discussed the challenges associated with seeking political intervention to solve a Government contracting problem.
United States
1 Oct 2014
Fifth Commandment Of Government Contractors: Thou Shalt Document Thy Actions
When Congress was contemplating the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994, pundits predicted Government contracts would become more like the commercial sector.
United States
18 Sep 2014
Fourth Commandment Of Government Contractors: Thou Shalt Stay Informed
Henry Ford once said, "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether he's twenty or eighty." Those words, spoken in the early 20th century, ring true today.
United States
10 Sep 2014
Third Commandment Of Government Contractors: Thou Shalt Start As Low As Possible
If all we knew about Washington was based on the dramas we watch on television, it would be easy to conclude that everything gets accomplished based on who people know.
United States
1 Sep 2014
Second Commandment Of Government Contractors: Thou Shalt Study Thy Adversary
Experienced negotiators know they should avoid a take-it-or-leave-it position even if that is the position from which they are dealing.
United States
29 Aug 2014
First Commandment Of Government Contractors: Thou Shalt Do Thy Homework
Because of the complexity of the Government's procurements, smart executives develop habits and rules by which they survive.
United States
27 Aug 2014
Myth No. 10: Solicitations Are Mostly Boilerplate And We Don’t Have To Read Them Closely
Webster’s Dictionary defines "boilerplate" as "the detailed standard wording of a contract."
United States
3 Jul 2014
Myth No. 9: Only The Big Guys Succeed
Congress recognized a long time ago that Government contracting could be a very useful tool for enhancing social and economic changes that Congress deemed worthy.
United States
18 Jun 2014
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