One of the trickiest areas of compliance for federal government contractors is following the regulations of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) of 1965, for services that are non-professional in nature. FAR Subpart 22.10 was recently updated to call this regulation the Service Contract Labor Standards, however, in practice you will still hear it commonly referred to as the SCA. With this update contractors saw major changes to the wage determinations.The SCA of 1965 was amended to ensure that businesses who worked in the service industry observed minimum wage standards as well as safety and health standards, when doing business with the Federal Government, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands or the Outer Continental Shelf Lands.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month we wanted to take a moment to highlight one of the biggest advantages Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs) have in federal government contracting: Sole Sourcing.
Do you know what the real benefits of being on the GSA Schedule are? Learn the top 10 reasons (and advantages) why you should consider it.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 2016 – Winvale, the leading provider of strategic and technology solutions for government, was named Tech Company of the Year by the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) at the organization’s annual awards celebration on April 28, 2016. Winvale was honored for its achievements in strategic business planning, vision and contributions to the Washington, D.C., regional economy.
This spring we’ll be anxiously awaiting the release of Alliant 2 and Alliant 2 Small Business (SB). These GWACs are specific to comprehensive information technology solutions with a total estimated value of $65 trillion between FY2018 and FY2028.
Ask any government contractor what they think of partnering or teaming and they will probably murmur something close to, “It’s probably a good idea.” There are a lot of benefits to partnering and almost every government contractor understands the basic concept. However, many also have false perceptions of what it takes to form a partnership, believing it’s daunting, difficult and not a priority for their government sales strategy.
The System for Award Management, SAM.gov, is an ever-evolving central repository for contractor information, federal procurement systems and other federal programs or registrations. This system is extremely important for contractors because all entities interested in doing business with the federal government are required to register with SAM.gov. Below we provide step-by-step guidance for updating your SAM registration, an essential process for government contractors to understand.