White House Announces Federal Supplier Climate Risks and Resilience Rule
Welcome to the Government Contracts Insights Blog
Morrison Foerster’s Government Contracts Insights blog provides an in-depth analysis of news, developments, and trends impacting government contracting and procurement. Through Insights, attorneys from our nationally recognized Government Contracts and Public Procurement practice will offer a real-time assessment of the statutory, regulatory, legal, and business-related developments that are shaping the industry. This blog will also examine a full array of U.S. and non-U.S. public procurement issues, mindful that our clients compete in a global marketplace.
Read about our Authors.
Never miss a post. Subscribe to get real-time updates.
- The Biden Administration unveiled details regarding a forthcoming proposed Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission disclosures for major federal suppliers on November 10, 2022. Titled the “Federal Supplier Climate Risks and Resilience Rule,” the proposed FAR rule would impose emission disclosure... ›
October 2022 Bid Protest Roundup: 'Late-Is-Late' Rule, Compensation Plans
By: Roke IkoThis month’s Bid Protest Roundup focuses on one recent Court of Federal Claims decision and two Government Accountability Office (GAO) decisions. These decisions involve (1) interpretations of the “late-is-late” rule, (2) past performance evaluation requirement under FAR 16.505, and (3) required evaluation of proposed... ›
Deciphering the GAO’s Bid Protest Statistics for FY 2022
By: James A. TuckerEach year around this time, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) publishes its annual report to Congress on bid protests. Earlier this week, the GAO published the report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The following are the updated statistics at a glance, in the... ›
U.S. Government Launches Billion-Dollar Biomedical Agency
By: Tina D. ReynoldsNew Agency Sets Ambitious Goals to Transform Biomedicine and Health As part of the Biden Administration’s ongoing efforts to spur innovation and research, it has championed the creation of a new sub-agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, the Advanced Research Projects... ›
EO 14042: OMB Guidance Keeps Enforcement on Hold “At This Time”
By: J. Alex Ward, Krista A. Nunez and Roke IkoOn October 19, 2022, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published its first set of interim guidance for agencies regarding the Federal Government’s enforcement of Executive Order 14042 (“EO 14042”). In addition to reaffirming the Federal Government’s decision not to enforce any contract... ›
Executive Order 14042: Return of the Patchwork Preliminary Injunctions
By: J. Alex Ward, Joseph R. Palmore, Krista A. Nunez and Adam L. SorensenOn October 14, 2022, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (“Task Force”) published yet another update for Federal contractors regarding the Federal Government’s approach to enforcing Executive Order 14042 (“EO 14042”) in light of the “potential narrowing of the existing nationwide injunction on October... ›
September 2022 Bid Protest Roundup: Challenges to Corrective Action; Discarded Proposals, and Best Value Determinations
By: Lyle F. HedgecockThis month’s Bid Protest Roundup covers three recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) decisions: a challenge to an agency’s decision to take corrective action, a protest that an agency unfairly ignored a proposal after an offeror disregarded revised instructions, and a successful protest of... ›
Congress Passes Bill to Reauthorize SBIR/STTR Programs
By: Damien C. Specht, Tina D. Reynolds, James A. Tucker and Locke BellAs most experts expected, Congress has passed the bill to reauthorize the SBIR and STTR programs until September 30, 2025. The bill is now headed for the White House, where the President is expected to sign it into law. The reauthorized SBIR and STTR programs... ›
Companies Selling Software to the U.S. Government Soon Must Attest to Compliance with NIST Guidance on Software Supply Chain Security
By: Tina D. Reynolds and Markus Gerhard SpeidelSoftware companies that sell commercial software products to federal agencies soon must begin attesting to their compliance with guidance designed to enhance the security of the software supply chain. Under a new White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memorandum issued September 14,... ›
Nationwide Preliminary Injunction of Contractor Vaccine Mandate Remains Intact—For Now
By: Joseph R. Palmore, J. Alex Ward, Krista A. Nunez and Adam L. SorensenLast Friday, the Federal Government filed a status report with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, identifying both its position with respect to the litigation and whether the United States intends to take any further action to implement or enforce... ›