Bloomberg BNA recently published "View From Brown Rudnick: Follow the ‘Year of Action’ with a Year of Preparation," written by partner Ken Weckstein and counsel Shlomo Katz, both members of the firm's Litigation & Arbitration group. The article discusses the regulations that could affect contractors' chances of winning awards in 2016.
From the Article
"The regulations in question will implement Executive Order 13673 signed by President Obama on July 31, 2014. Under that order, solicitations will require offerors to represent, to the best of their knowledge and belief, whether there have been findings within the preceding three-year period that they violated any of 14 Federal statutes and executive orders, and equivalent state laws, addressing wage and hour, safety and health, collective bargaining, family and medical leave, and civil rights protections. Contracting officers will be required to consider those disclosures in determining whether an offeror is a responsible source that has a satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics."
Read the full article here.