On April 15, the U.S. Department of Justice released The Criminal Division’s Pilot Program on Voluntary Self-Disclosures for Individuals (the Pilot) designed to encourage individuals to report certain types of criminal activity in return for protection from prosecution. The Pilot follows the DOJ’s previously announced plan to create a new initiative expanding the existing whistleblower

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), in TLS Joint Venture, LLC, B-422275, recently sustained a bid protest alleging that the contract awardee’s System for Award Management (SAM) registration lapsed between the submission of the offer and award of the contract. The key facts, holdings, and takeaways from this noteworthy case are discussed below. 

The

In 2024 the White House continues to place an emphasis on the U.S. Government’s longstanding domestic purchase preferences. The latest update implementing the domestic purchase preference is the Department of Defense’s Final Rule that was published on February 15, 2024, which amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). This revision to the DFARS supplements

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it obtained more than $2.68 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) settlements and judgments in the fiscal year ending September 23, 2023. Notably, DOJ reports that “procurement fraud” recoveries again comprised one of the largest categories of recoveries for DOJ this past year.

Among the more notable

On January 30, 2024, the Biden administration proposed a rule (the Salary Rule) that would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to “prohibit contractors and subcontractors from seeking and considering information about a job applicant’s compensation history when making employment decisions for certain positions.” The new rule would also require contractors and subcontractors to disclose

In the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) appeal of McCarthy HITT – Next NGA West JV, ASBCA No. 63571, 2023 WL 9179193 (Dec. 20, 2023), a contractor brought suit for a collection of COVID-19-related claims on behalf of three of its subcontractors. The government moved to dismiss, arguing the subcontractors’ appeal failed

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), in the case of StructSure Projects, Inc., recently granted COVID-19-related costs to a contractor under a fixed-price contract. The key facts, holdings, and takeaways from this noteworthy case are discussed below.   

The Facts

The government awarded the contractor a fixed-price task order for design and alteration

The Alabama Legislature recently made several changes to requirements for public works projects that go into effect September 1, 2023. Here’s a summary of the notable changes:

Section 39-1-1

Section 39-1-1 mandates that a contractor performing public works furnish a performance bond equal to 100% of the contract price and a payment bond equal to

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, in U.S. ex rel. Bid Solve, Inc. v. CWS Marketing Group, Inc., et al., recently issued a decision in a False Claims Act (FCA) case that has potentially far-reaching implications for small-business government contractors and how they calculate and report their average annual “receipts” for