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 […]

Lessons to Learn From Still-Unfolding Navy Contract Scandal

By Carol L. O’Riordan In late January, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced that his Oversight and Government Reform Committee has opened an investigation into a still-unfolding U.S. Navy contracting scandal involving allegations involving sex and bribery. The scandal centers upon Glenn Defense Marine Asia, a Singapore-based firm that resupplied and serviced Navy vessels throughout Asia. […]

SBA Plans Major Changes in HUBZone Program

By Pamela J. Bethel This is the third blog post in our series about new federal regulatory initiatives that are on tap for the  first half of 2014. Last May, in an action that was somewhat embarrassing to the Small Business Administration, that agency made a decision to strip D.C.-based Strong Castle Inc. of its […]