Compliance For Government Contractors

Potential Contract Adjustments Based on Tariffs

07/23/2018Sterling, Michael L.

This article was authored by Michael L. Sterling, the Managing Partner of the law firm Vandeventer Black LLP, www.vanblacklaw.com, with the assistance of Daniel Salmon, a student at the Washington University School of Law. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) may provide potential avenues of relief to government prime contractors, subcontractors and vendors adversely impacted by the steel… Read more »

The Perils of Online Mechanic’s Lien Services

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11/08/2017Vandeventer Black

There are several online services that prepare and file mechanic’s liens in jurisdictions throughout the United States.  I recently had the opportunity to review a memorandum for mechanic’s lien that was prepared by one of these services and filed in a local Virginia court.  In reviewing the document, I discovered several problems with the memorandum… Read more »

SBA Issues Final Rule Regarding Affiliation Calculation of Annual Receipts Limitationson Subcontracting and Joint Ventures

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07/08/2016Lowenstein, Neil S.

Authored by Neil S. Lowenstein In its Final Rule issued May 31, 2016, the Small Business Administration issued rules implementing the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The Final Rule has a myriad of aspects applicable to awards in various small business programs, and this short summary is not intended to address them all; but rather… Read more »

Proposed Rule on the Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts in Government Contracting

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05/17/2013Vandeventer Black

Authored by Katharina Kristin Brekke Powers and Summer Clerk, Jenny Eaton On May 16, 2013 the Department of Defense (“DoD’) released a proposed rule to modify the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”). This proposed rule relates to the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts. The purpose of the rule is to hold contractors accountable… Read more »