DoD Issues Guidance on Inflation Adjustments for Contractors

DoD Issues Guidance on Inflation Adjustments for Contractors

The Department of Defense (“DoD”) recently issued a memorandum to contracting officers (“COs”) providing guidance on the use of economic price adjustment (“EPA”) clauses to address inflation-related cost increases. The memorandum, entitled Guidance on Inflation and...
OMB Issues Memorandum on Buy American/Buy America Waivers

OMB Issues Memorandum on Buy American/Buy America Waivers

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently issued a memorandum that provides guidance to federal agencies on Buy American/Buy America waiver requests. The memorandum comes after President Biden signed Executive Order 14005 on January 25, 2021. The Executive...
Bid Protests vs. Size Protests

Bid Protests vs. Size Protests

When a disappointed offeror wants to challenge the award of a contract to a small business, there are two potential types of protests that it can make depending upon the circumstances of the case: a bid protest or a size protest. The bases of protest, where the...
SAM.gov and beta.SAM.gov Have Merged

SAM.gov and beta.SAM.gov Have Merged

Effective May 24, 2021, the SAM.gov and beta.SAM.gov websites have merged and become one system. Back in 2019, the Government created the beta.SAM.gov website to streamline the websites where contractors could access information relating to government contracts,...