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Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts team has been closely following the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak and how it is directly affecting government contractors. We will continue to update this blog as new guidance is issued.


September 24, 2020Labor/Employment

President Trump Issues Executive Order Banning Federal Contractors from Race and Sex Stereotyping Training

On September 22, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping (the “EO”), prohibiting federal contractors and certain federal grant recipients from holding diversity and EEO training for their workforce that includes “divisive concepts,” such as training employees that the U.S. or an individual is “inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, ...›

Federal Procurement

Proposed Rule to Amend the Far’s Implementation of the Buy American Act

Earlier this week, the FAR Council issued a proposed rule to implement President Trump’s Executive Order 13881. The Executive Order called for the expansion of the preference for domestic goods, products, and materials – particularly domestic iron and steel – in Federal procurements. If the rule is finalized, it will amend the FAR’s implementation of ...›

Federal Procurement
September 17, 2020Labor/Employment

OFCCP Seeks Comments on Annual AAP Certification Proposal

Government contractors may soon be required to certify annually that they have affirmative action programs (“AAP”) in place for their U.S. workforce.  On September 14, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued a notice seeking comments for its proposal to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for approval of: (1) an ...›

September 14, 2020Labor/Employment

OFCCP Issues New List of Advance Audit Notices

On September 11, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a list of nearly 900 federal supply and service contractors and subcontractors that it will be sending Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) to for potential audits of over 2,200 contractor establishments. For the first time, the CSAL list includes audits focusing on contractors’ promotion ...›

September 14, 2020Coronavirus, Resources, Small Business

PPP Loan Forgiveness Checklist

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides aid to qualifying small businesses in the form of loans with terms favorable to borrowers, including, in particular, provisions that allow potentially the entire loan amount to be forgiven if the proceeds are spent on payroll and ...›

September 10, 2020Protests & Litigation

August 2020 Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)

This month’s bid protest roundup (featured on Law360) examines three recent decisions by the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”). The first, Solers[i], examines potential conflicts of interest arising out of the government’s reliance on contractors in its acquisition process. The second and third, Prudential Protective Services[ii] and CGI Federal[iii], offer precautionary tales for would-be protesters. In ...›

Defense
August 17, 2020Defense

Clear Skies for Boeing After No-Waiver Ruling

Below is an excerpt from one of Morrison & Foerster’s newest blogs, Federal Circuitry, which takes a data-driven look at the Federal Circuit. In addition to analyzing Federal Circuit statistics, the blog publishes a “Last Week in the Federal Circuit” roundup and a monthly “Oral Argument Recap.” To read this post in full on Federal ...›

August 6, 2020Protests & Litigation

July 2020 Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)

In this month’s bid protest roundup (featured on Law360), we consider three protest decisions the GAO released in the month of July, each of which provides important guidance for companies competing for government contracts.  The first involves an unusual twist on an offeror’s obligation to report pre-award changes in the availability of key personnel.  The ...›