Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedules

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By Paul Skalman The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedules are a major contractual source that play a major role in a significant growth area of the federal market – health care products/equipment, pharmaceuticals, and services.  The VA’s National Acquisition Center (VANAC) manages nine (9) separate FSS Schedules dedicated to this growing market segment.  The… Read more »

DOL to Uber (and, ahem, all you other employers using independent contractors), “You’re Doing It Wrong!”

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By David Warner With relatively little fanfare, less than a month ago the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation concerning the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “suffer or permit to work” standard in identifying employees misclassified as independent contractors . Some commentators have suggested that the guidance was a manifestation… Read more »

Appropriations Law and the Antideficiency Act

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This is an enjoyable (seriously, it is) two-day seminar that will immerse participants in the core topics of fiscal law that affect and involve the day-to-day operations of federal agencies, to include funding decisions connected with the award and modification of contracts and grants. Participants will receive a detailed course manual and copies of the… Read more »

Vacation, Data Mining, and Marketing

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By Wayne Simpson Most people would not wake up on their first day of vacation, pack, and head to the airport without a planned destination, reservation, a ticket or any idea where they are going to end up. But this is still how some folks plan to enter and expand in the Federal Marketplace. I… Read more »

Barbara Kinosky, Finalist for Smart CEO Award

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Centre Law & Consulting, LLC, announced that Barbara Kinosky, Esq., President of Centre was a finalist for the Smart CEO, CPA & ESQ Award. Barbara S. Kinosky’s legal specialty is federal government contracting with emphasis in GSA Schedules issues and Service Contract Act.  In addition to legal services, Centre also provides training to federal contractors on various labor and… Read more »

Are You Smarter Than Your GSA Contracting Officer?

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The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Contracting Officers have a great deal of responsibilities. They manage thousands of schedules that generated more than $34.8 billion during the 2013 fiscal year. Their job is to ensure the government is getting the best value. It is important that these individuals are receiving adequate training… Read more »

Contract Administration

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GSA & VA Schedules Consulting Services | Centre Law & Consulting - Tysons Corner, VA

Contract Administration The successful contractor understands that the best way to maintain profitability and ensure future business is to know the rules, regulations, policies, and buying preferences of federal agencies. With the government’s frequently changing policy initiatives, knowing the legal issues to help your company make appropriate strategic decisions is more important than ever. Centre Law… Read more »

GSA and VA Schedule Compliance

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GSA & VA Schedules Consulting Services | Centre Law & Consulting - Tysons Corner, VA

Compliance, organizational, and personal conflicts of interest are an area of increasing focus in the federal contracting arena. The experienced attorneys and consultants at Centre Law and Consulting can help your organization to: Navigate the complicated rules on conflicts of interest Understand the restrictions and exceptions on gratuities Identify compliance responsibilities and standards of conduct… Read more »

GSA and VA Schedule Assessments and Audits

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GSA & VA Schedules Consulting Services | Centre Law & Consulting - Tysons Corner, VA

GSA Schedule contracts have traditionally been subject to less government oversight than traditional government contracts, but this is changing. In the wake of recent Schedule contracting abuses, GSA has indicated that it will do more pre- and post-contract audits and compliance reviews. GSA contractors must anticipate that they will be subject to one or more… Read more »