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Promises to comply with RFP don’t win a contract

A recent bid protest provides an object lesson in how to prepare a successful bid—or otherwise effectively negotiate with the government in discussions over a proposal.

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Flurry of new procurement rules issued before end of federal fiscal year

On September 30, 2016, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council issued ten amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Nine were final rules, and one was an interim rule. Many of the final rules are the final version of interim rules.

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Government contractors must comply with two new employment rules on January 1, 2017

In 2017, government contractors must comply with two new requirements for their employees: an increased minimum wage rate and paid sick leave.

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Fair pay and safe workplaces rule becomes effective on October 25

See this update to this post.

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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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