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Federal Contractor News for December 2018

Oracle’s JEDI Protest Ends with More Protests on the Horizon

The Government Accountability Office denied a bid protest from Oracle America, Inc. which argued that the winner-take-all structure of the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract restricted competition. While the single-award nature of the contract is currently unique, the GAO determined that it does follow procurement regulations. That said, more bid protests are anticipated post-award in spring 2019. Read more about the Oracle protest and GAO decision now.

 

Proposed Rule Change to Reduce Burden on Small Business Government Contractors

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and NASA have proposed a Federal Acquisitions Regulation rule change to standardize subcontracting limitations and adopt the Small Business Administration’s 2013 National Defense Authorization Act’s limits on how much of a contract could be spent on a subcontractor. This rule change is designed to make it easier for small business federal contractors to track and manage subcontractor arrangements, giving them the flexibility to comply with the rules in more than one way. To learn more about the proposed change and its implications, click here.

 

Data Breach Reporting Regulations to Change

The General Services Administration has proposed new data breach disclosure requirements for government contractors in a recent regulatory roadmap. Among other things, the proposed rule will mandate that the hiring agency have access to any breached contractor systems. Contractors can expect the rule to be published in February with an open comment period ending in April. Read more about what this change could mean for your organization here.

 

Whether you’re anticipating FAR changes, considering a bid protest, or working to comply with existing small business regulations, Randolph Law can help. Click here to contact our team for the legal support you need when working with the federal government.