The government professional and technical services industry is one of the fastest growing areas in the government contracts industry over the past decade—with Dentons at the forefront.
Whether you are a small, medium or large business, providing federal agencies with information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services or other services, rely on our team for advice on legislative and regulatory policy issues related to government procurement, outsourcing and related business policy.
You will be supported by a team with a number of authorities on the A-76 program, as well as the Service Contract Act (SCA) and the various wage determination issues commonly encountered in performing contracts under the SCA. We have successfully helped procure more SAFETY Act applications than any other law firm.
Over the past 20 years, the various administrations have moved more and more services work into the private sector. The current administration seems to be moving in the opposite direction, creating new and different issues for the industry. President Obama’s goals of performance, efficiency and accountability, based on an honest assessment of whether and how well the government delivers, regardless of whether it is by federal employees or contractors, creates both opportunities and risks. Dentons will help you navigate this dynamic industry.
June 21, 2016
May 13, 2016
For the first time in 40 years, the Department of Labor has updated its sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors. These revised guidelines, incorporate equal treatment rules covered by a range of federal laws, greatly expand workers' protection from discrimination or mistreatment on the basis of sex or gender identity. But the new rule also carries new requirements for employers. Read more
July 20, 2015
A proposed rule amending the FAR policy on combating human trafficking provides an expansive definition of the "recruitment fees" that contractors are forbidden from charging new or potential employees. The definition encompasses a slew of costs, many of which contractors may not have expected. The definition could have far-reaching implications for government contractors' current recruitment processes. Read more
In a recent decision, Raytheon Company, Space & Airborne Systems, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASCBA) Nos. 57801, 57803 and 58068, the ASBCA addressed an array of issues relating to contractor liability under the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) for voluntary changes to cost accounting practices. The decision is consistent with certain previous decisions, but broke new ground on others. Read more