O’Riordan Bethel Receives Award for Its Work for Virginia Agency

At the 2014 Annual Breakthrough Breakfast of the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO) at D.C’s .J.W. Marriott Hotel on December 4, 2014, O’Riordan Bethel received the Access Public Sector Award in recognition of its work with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Minority Business Enterprise. The WPEO is a national women’s business organization that promotes […]

O’Riordan to Speak on Procurement at Supply Management Event

Managing Partner Carol L. O’Riordan will be the featured speaker on the evening of November 18, 2014, at a meeting of the Institute for Supply Management, National Capital Area, Inc. Ms. O’Riordan will speak on the topic of “Supply Chain:  Government Contracts and Procurement Concerns.” The event will take place from 4:45 to 6:15 pm. […]

As DOJ Gets Tough on Fraud, Compliance Needs to Ramp Up

By Pamela J. Bethel On September 17, 2014, Leslie Caldwell, assistant U.S. attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division, addressed many key issues about the federal False Claims Act in a major speech at the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Conference in Washington, D.C. The Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund brings together whistleblowers who […]

New Article: Putting Profitability Into the Pipeline

On August 14, 2014, partner Carol L. O’Riordan and associate Anthony J. Marchese published an article titled “Putting Organization, Compliance and Improved Profitability into the Pipeline” in the Utility Contractor magazine. The article notes that after a contract is signed and while work is proceeding, a company, such as a construction company, should name one […]

When Is an Employee Not an Employee?

By Carol L. O’Riordan We have recently discussed provisions in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) concerning the percentage of work that a small business must perform itself rather than subcontract out, in order to comply with small business self-performance mandates. This is the so-called limitation on subcontracting rule. A contractor must ask: What percentage of […]

O’Riordan Receives Award From Organization of Women Business Leaders

We are delighted to announce that our partner Carol L. O’Riordan has been selected to receive the President’s Award of the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization – DC (WPEO-DC). The WPWEO is a regional partner organization of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses. The WBENC is a coalition […]

DOD Requires Contract Offerors to Disclose Their Ownership

By Carol L. O’Riordan This is the sixth blog post in our series about new federal regulatory initiatives that are on tap for the first half of 2014. The Department of Defense recently amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a provision that requires companies offering to perform contracts for DOD to […]

GSA Taking Another Step Towards Fully Electronic Contracting

By Carol L. O’Riordan This is the fifth blog post in our series about new federal regulatory initiatives that are on tap for the first half of 2014. The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a proposed rule to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to require electronic submission of modifications under Federal […]