There is something that the Trump and Biden Administrations agree on: Whenever possible, the Federal Government should buy American products with the goal of helping American businesses compete in strategic industries to help U.S. workers thrive. Both administrations issued EOs and rules with this goal in mind. Current Buy American Act Currently, the Buy American…

On April 27, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to pay a $15.00/hour minimum wage impacting about 390,000 employees of federal contractors. Estimates project it may lead to an average pay increase for annual, hourly workers of $3,100.  Overall, the EO will result in a significant wage jump of almost a…

According to FAR Part 16, the Federal Government uses fixed-price contracts when it wants to place most of the risk and responsibility for performance on the contractor. This means that fixed-price contracts are generally not subject to being adjusted as a result of the contractor’s costs or profits increasing or decreasing in performance. As a…

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Nothing induces shell shock for both lawyers and business people like reading a federal government request for proposal or contract for the first time. There are a number of reasons for this: The RFP/contract goes on for pages, often in excess of 100 pages The RFP/contact is filled with government lingo The RFP/contract has pages…

In federal government contracting, small businesses that have been awarded the status by the federal government as a “small” business are eligible to receive federal government contracts that are specifically “set-aside” for small businesses and other benefits designed to help them grow and prosper. But, your status as a small business may be destroyed if…

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