By: s.m.amend | September 12, 2017

The Department of Labor issued a memorandum that increased the Health and Welfare Fringe Benefit (H&W) back in July. For any contracts issued after August 1, 2017 that are subject to the Service Contract Act (SCA), you need to be aware of the increased rates.  The two notable increases are:

SCA H&W Rate: $4.41 per hour

SCA H&W Rate for employees performing under contracts covered by E.O. 13706 ("Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors") : $4.13 per hour

By: Jordan M. Lebowitz | November 02, 2015

(The following content was produced by www.seaport.navy.mil and can be found here.)

Synopsis - Rolling Admissions Fiscal Year 2016 


The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, on behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Navy Virtual SYSCOM (partners NAVSUP, NAVAIR, SPAWAR and NAVFAC) along with other Navy activities and Marine Corps, is conducting a rolling admission per the terms and conditions of the SeaPort Enhanced (Seaport-e) Multiple Award Contracts.


The purpose of this rolling admission is to expand the contractor base by awarding additional Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) prime contracts. Existing Seaport-e prime contractors will also have the opportunity to expand their presence in other geographical zo...

By: Jordan M. Lebowitz | October 07, 2015

ARROWHEAD’S EXECUTIVE SBIR COMMERCIALIZATION TEAM IS READY

Receiving a contract from the SBIR/STTR program and developing technology from that contract is the first step to realizing your company’s success. Once your product or innovation is mastered and ready for market, the entirely new challenge of developing business for your product takes precedent. Many SBIR funded businesses are initially – and understandably – organized to develop technology and innovation, not drive sales or create demand in a niche market. This is when SBIR/STTR awardees often fail and the hours of R&D are wasted because, well, engineers and scientist are not trained or experienced in federal contracting or business marketing, sales and development.


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By: Jordan M. Lebowitz | October 01, 2015

Note the following changes:

  • The micro-purchase base threshold increased from $3,000 to $3,500. FAR 2.101.
  • The ceiling for the use of simplified acquisition procedures for the purchase of commercial items increased from $6.5 million to $7 million. FAR 13.500.
  • The threshold for obtaining certified cost or pricing data increased from $700,000 to $750,000. FAR 15.403-4.
  • The threshold for applicability of the Cost Accounting Standards increased from $700,000 to $750,000. FAR 30.201-4; FAR 52.230-1–52.230-5.
  • The prime contractor subcontracting plan floor increased from $650,000 to $700,000, although the construction threshold will remain $1.5 million. FAR 19.702.
  • The threshold for reporting first-tier subcontract information, including executive compen...

By: Jordan M. Lebowitz | September 08, 2015

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