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Fastest 5 Minutes The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

Posted in Legal Developments, Podcast
This week’s episode covers SAM news, OTA news, and proposed rules, and is hosted by partner Peter Eyre. Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be without. Listen: Crowell.com | PodBean |… Continue Reading

After Fraudulent Activity in SAM, GSA Implements New Registration Requirements

Posted in Ethics & Compliance
The General Services Administration’s (GSA) System for Award Management (SAM) announced its role in an ongoing Inspector General Investigation into alleged, third party fraudulent activity in SAM. GSA suspects that the alleged fraudulent activity impacted only a limited number of entities.  GSA has since notified the affected entities, and deactivated their SAM registrations.  GSA also… Continue Reading

C&M Publishes Article in BNA Federal Contracts Report on Whether the Exclusion Archives on SAM.gov Violate Contractors’ Liberty Interests

Posted in Suspension & Debarment
The suspension and debarment regulations at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 9.4 are focused on the present responsibility of a contractor.  Yet, the records of past, inactive exclusions are available for public view in perpetuity on the System for Award Management website (SAM.gov).   In a recent article (linked here) published in BNA’s Federal Contracts Report,… Continue Reading

GOODBYE CCR AND ORCA. HELLO SAM.

Posted in Legal Developments
On July 29, 2012, the government launched the System for Award Management, known as SAM, which consolidated the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). CCR and ORCA are no longer accepting new or updated submissions, so contractors may be particularly interested in exploring… Continue Reading