March 7—Last night, the Senate passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution disapproving of the August 25, 2016, final “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Federal Acquisition Regulation, often referred to as the “blacklisting” regulation. Continue reading Recent CRA Resolution of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulation
The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a final rule on March 7, 2016, that requires offerors to disclose within the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) information on any parent, subsidiary, or successor entities that held a Federal contract or grant within the last three years. Continue reading Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity
As another year comes to a close, BRG’s Government Contracts Advisory Services team is here to share a year-end compliance planning checklist for Federal Contractors and Awardees. As you get ready to close the books on another year, these proactive efforts can help your organization prepare for and reduce delays in completing annual compliance and business processes, audit readiness, mitigation of potential issues, and improvement of audit outcomes and internal/external reporting. Continue reading Year-End Compliance Planning for Federal Contractors and Awardees
On February 12, 2015, the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) issued a Memorandum for Regional Directors (MRD) with new guidance for the DCAA and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) on how to handle the growing backlog of overdue contractor indirect rate proposals (also known as incurred cost submissions or ICSs). In keeping with FAR 42.703-2(c) and FAR 42.705(c), DCMA will start to unilaterally establish contract costs for the overdue fiscal years starting in June 2015. Continue reading DCAA Updated Audit Guidance on the Treatment of Overdue Indirect Rate Proposals
On March 12, 2015, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) issued corrections to a previously published final rule that had been issued on December 16, 2014. Continue reading Incorporate Various Administrative Changes and Internal Policies in to the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Correction
Exercising his statutory authority to establish terms for procurement contracts under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (40 U.S. Code 101 et seq.), President Obama signed an Executive Order on February 12, 2014, that will increase the minimum wage for employees of certain Federal contractors and subcontractors from $7.25 to $10.10.
Beginning January 1, 2015, this mandate will require new or renewed federal contracts to include a clause:
… which the contractor and any subcontractors shall incorporate into lower-tier subcontracts, specifying, as a condition of payment, that the minimum wage to be paid to workers … shall be at least $10.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2015.
October – December 2013
Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts Advisory Services (GCAS) practice keeps its clients up to date on the latest regulatory developments affecting the government contracts industry.
The seventh edition of the GovCon Research Report summarizes the critical regulatory and compliance issues contractors faced in the fourth calendar quarter of 2013. The issues are summarized by the following key subject-matter areas
- National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2014
- OMB Final Guidance
- Key Federal Acquisition Regulation Updates
- Recent Updates to Defense Contract Audit Agency Guidance
- Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Updates
- Relevant GAO Reports
- Department of Defense – Office of Inspector General Reports