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ASBCA holds no implied duty to audit subcontractors

Contractor escapes having to reimburse over $116 million to Government

Background

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Checklist of recent regulatory changes about government contracting

During the last months of 2016, a number of new rules became effective that may affect government contracts. This post summarizes those new rules and tells you where to find additional information.

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SBA expands mentor-protégé program

On August 24, 2016, the new rule establishing an expanded mentor-protégé program of the Small Business Administration (SBA) took effect. Formerly, the mentor-protégé program was limited to participants in the SBA 8(a) program, which is only available to businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. The new program expands the mentor-protégé program to—

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Veterans may get more contracting opportunities

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may provide more government contracting opportunities for service-disabled and other veterans. The decision broadened the effect of a Congressional mandate about contracting with veterans.

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Proposed changes to bid-protest regulations

Responding to a Congressional mandate, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has proposed rules to change bid-protest procedures.

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