Changes Are Coming to GAO… And You Still Have Time to Comment on Them
In the Federal Register dated April 20, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) revealed its plan for complying with Sec. 1501 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2014. That legislation directed GAO to establish and operate an electronic filing and document dissemination system for the filing of bid protests with GAO. GAO also proposed other amendments to its Bid Protest Regulations to codify longstanding practices and otherwise streamline bid protest processes. Comments on these proposed changes are due to GAO by May 16, 2016. Information on submitting comments is on the first page of the Federal Register notice.. Read More.
New Labor Compliance Requirements Coming Soon
In July 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which is scheduled to go into effect sometime this spring. The goal of the order is to ensure that government contractors who do business with the Federal government comply with required labor laws and promote safe, healthy, fair and effective workplaces. Prior to the award of a contract for goods and services, including construction where the estimated value will exceed $500,000, an offeror will be required to certify that it is in compliance with a variety of labor laws. Such laws include the Fair Labor Standards. Read More.
Topics: Executive Order, Fair Labor Standards Act "FLSA", Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Acquisition Regulation "FAR", Government Accountability Office "GAO", Labor Compliance, labor laws, Occupational Safety and Health Act