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  October 24, 2017 Navigating the State and Local Public Procurement Process in Virginia If your company has a contract (or hopes to win a contract) with a public body in the Commonwealth of Virginia, then you likely are aware of the dominant role the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA) will play in the public body’s decision.   October 17, 2017 Recent ITAR Case Sends Important Message to Small/Midsized Government Contractors A State Department ITAR enforcement case announced last week involving a supplier of military spare parts sends a valuable message to small and mid-sized government contractors of every type.   October 16, 2017 Are Changes Coming to Federal Government Contract Debriefings? In the world of government contracts, there are lots of rules and regulations that must be followed. Some apply to the contractor, and some apply to the government.    October 11, 2017 No Company is an Island – Part 2: Joint Ventures and Affiliation Last time on “No Company is an Island,” we addressed the ways that the traditional prime-subcontractor relationship can result in a determination that two teaming partners are affiliated and, as a result, not a small business qualified to receive a set-aside award.   October 04, 2017 A Square Peg in a Round Hole – The GAO Sustains a Challenge to an Award That Includes Services Not Included in a GSA Schedule Contract GSA’s Federal Supply Schedule program intends to provide a simplified process for agencies to procure supplies and services, while leveraging the terms and pricing of the commercial marketplace, as well as the Federal government’s own buying power.    August 09, 2017 Is My Company Required to Register Under ITAR? A frequently asked compliance question among government contracts firms is whether they are required to register under the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR).    July 26, 2017 No Company is an Island – Part 1: Subcontractor Affiliation Government Contractors often determine that going it alone is not the best business decision.  Whether a small business trying to break into a new industry or a large business seeking niche expertise to support a particular opportunity, every contractor can use help from time to time.    July 06, 2017 Risky Business of the False Claims Act: A Business Person’s Guide Lance Armstrong, cycling through France on his many Tours de France, probably never gave a moment’s thought to the False Claims Act (FCA).    June 16, 2017 Part 2: Federal Government Contract Debriefings, The Ten Commandments, Nos. VI - X In this blog post, we present Nos. VI - X of the Ten Commandments for Debriefings.   June 07, 2017 Part 1: Federal Government Contract Debriefings, The Ten Commandments, Nos. I - V Today’s blog post is titled “Part 1: Federal Government Contract Debriefings, The Ten Commandments, Nos. I - V.”