If you sell commercial products or services to federal, state or local governments, the legacy McKenna Long Government Contracts practice can help you:
- Establish and defend classification as commercial products or services
- Respond to government solicitations for commercial products or services
- Negotiate government contracts and subcontracts, including General Service Administration (GSA) schedule contracts
- Minimize the impact of representations and certifications
- Comply with special government pricing and disclosure obligations
- Maintain appropriate protection of software and technical data rights
We counsel clients on all aspects of GSA multiple award schedule contracts and the unique requirements of schedule contracting. Our lawyers are particularly well versed in the complex pricing issues that underlie this method.
With a strong background in government procurement statutes and regulations, our team can also help you realize gains from the expanding privatization of government assets and services. Tap into our experience and our creativity to craft transactions that suit government limitations in the evolving context of privatization.
August 29, 2016
August 11, 2016
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) and the US Department of Labor (DOL) simultaneously released, on August 24, a final rule and accompanying guidance implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order signed by President Obama in July 2014. The final rule requires that companies bidding on federal contracts or subcontracts of at least $500,000 disclose violations of labor laws, to be taken into account by contracting officers in making their contract awards. Read more
February 9, 2016
On August 11, 2016, the US Department of Defense (DoD) published a proposed rule that would significantly change how it acquires commercial items and how its contracting officers will ensure they are obtaining fair and reasonable prices. 81 Fed. Reg. 53101 (proposing to amend 48 CFR Parts 202,212, 215, 234, 239 and 252). The proposed rule is yet another step in DoD’s ongoing effort to both provide access to nontraditional defense contractors through the more streamlined commercial item acquisition process while simultaneously addressing concerns that its contracting officers have sometimes failed to secure fair and reasonable prices for commercial item acquisitions. Read more
A February 8, 2016 Department of Defense (DOD) advance notice of proposed rulemaking is seeking input to help address agency concerns regarding substantial future Independent Research and Development (IR&D or IRAD) when such effort is undertaken as a means of reducing evaluated bid prices in competitive source selections. Read more