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The Federal Acquisition Reform Act and the Clinger-Cohen Act revolutionized the way the federal government acquires commercial items and services. We help our clients – both companies venturing into the government marketplace for the first time and experienced government contractors – deal with the resulting thicket of ever-changing statutes, regulations, procedures, and case law by:

  • Providing guidance on the threshold questions of what are commercial items and services.
  • Advising clients regarding unique terms and conditions in commercial item contracts, such as the clauses on warranty and termination.
  • Assisting subcontractors selling commercial items to government primes, and government primes acquiring items from commercial subcontractors.
  • Advising clients on award and administrative issues concerning government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACS) and other multiple award ID/IQ contracts.
  • Establishing internal systems for clients to comply with requirements of commercial item government contracts and conducting internal investigation of compliance issues.

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"“Mere allegations of fraud do not divest the Board of jurisdiction” – Government’s Motion to Dismiss Denied When It Cannot Prove that Appeal Resolution Depends on a Factual Determination of Fraud," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 7, 2021). Contacts: Stephen J. McBrady, Brian Tully McLaughlin, Lyndsay A. Gorton, Catherine O. Shames
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Biden’s First 100 Days: Developments to Date and What Lies Ahead," Climate Law & Environmental Finance Update (May 7, 2021). Contacts: James G. Flood, Michael K. Atkinson, Tim Shadyac, Troy A. Barsky, Byron R. Brown, Caroline E. Brown, Robert A. Burton, Matthew Cohen, Kelly T. Currie, Jodi G. Daniel, W. Scott Douglas, Carina C. Federico, Paul Freeman, Thomas P. Gies, Alexis J. Gilman, Christine B. Hawes, Robert Holleyman, Stacie Heller, S. Starling Marshall, Shelley Su, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Scott L. Winkelman, Tiffany Wynn
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Byte-Sized Q&A: Tell me about FedRAMP," Podcast: Byte-Sized Q&A (May 6, 2021). Contact: Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Fastest 5 Minutes: Minimum Wage for Contractors and Bid Protests (May 5)," Podcast: Fastest 5 Minutes in Government Contracts (May 5, 2021). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Monica DiFonzo Sterling
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Protest: Intervenor’s Silence Waives Future Protest Grounds," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 5, 2021). Contacts: Eric M. Ransom, Robert J. Sneckenberg
Client Alert/Newsletter
The Top Healthcare FCA Developments Of 2020 (May 4, 2021). Authors: Michael E. Shaheen, Matthew P. Vicinanzo, and Payal Nanavati.
Publications
Tech & Trade: A Look at New Opportunities & Risks Washington Lawyer (May 4, 2021)
Media Mentions
"Paycheck Protection Program Investigations," Investigations: Readiness and Response Webinar Series (April 30, 2021). Presenters: Olivia Lynch, Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, and Tiffany Wynn.
Speech/Presentation
"All Things Protest: Evolving Developments in Awardee Standing (April 2021)," Podcast: All Things Protest (April 30, 2021). Contacts: Olivia Lynch, Christian N. Curran
Client Alert/Newsletter
"President Biden Signs Executive Order Mandating $15 Minimum Wage for Certain Employees on Certain Federal Contracts," (April 29, 2021). Contacts: Lorraine M. Campos, James G. Flood, Kris D. Meade, Rebecca L. Springer, Jillian Ambrose, Rina M. Gashaw
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