Multiple Award IDIQ Contracts
What Can CB&H’s Government Contractor Services Group Do For Your Business in 2010?
The previous decade was a tough one for all businesses, including contractors and subcontractors to the federal government. Unfortunately, successfully delivering innovative, world-class solutions for federal customers did not, and does not protect government contractors from being pilloried as under delivering for the soldiers and taxpayers we serve. Historic levels of incoherence, with regard to requirements definition and regulatory consistency, have significantly increased the cost of operating as a compliant contractor. Today, it is essential that government contractors have access to best-in-class professional advice from experts possessed of the training and experience necessary to provide value-added and comprehensive regulatory compliance. Read More.
FAR Councils Implement Compensation Disclosure Requirement
In a sure sign of the serious intent of all parts of government to carry through on the Obama Administration’s pledge for transparency and accountability in how the government does business, the FAR Councils have issued an interim rule requiring, among other things, the submission of reports showing compensation of certain executives of the company. The new interim rule implements the reporting obligations of Section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) . As originally written, Section 1512 required recipients of ARRA money to submit quarterly reports outlining the use of the funds and accounting for the number of jobs created or retained. The. Read More.
GAO Holds that Small Business Set-Aside “Rule of Two” Applies to Task Orders under Multiple Award IDIQ Contracts
In its first decision under its new authority to hear protests involving task orders, the GAO held that the so-called “rule of two,” found in FAR 19.502-2(b), requiring that acquisitions be set-aside for small businesses in certain circumstances, applies to task orders under multiple award IDIQ contracts.
In Delex Systems, Inc., B-400403 (October 8, 2008), Delex protested the terms of a delivery order proposal request (DOPR) issued by the Navy. That request indicated the delivery order would be issued on an “unrestricted” basis, but Delex contended the order should be set-aside only for small businesses. Both large businesses and small businesses