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This Blog aims at helping Socioeconomic companies in the government contracting space.  We will post anything we believe will be helpful and relevant to running your business. 

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Owners of Las Uvas Valley Dairies Sued by Liquidating Trustee

Robert Marcus, the liquidating trustee of the Las Uvas Valley Dairies sued Dean L. Horton and Frances H. Horton in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of New Mexico. Mr. Marcus sought declaration that the main assets in the bankruptcy estate at issue were held in constructive trust for the estate he represents. Dean and Frances Horton applied for motion for judgment on the pleadings requesting the proceedings be dismissed for failure to state a claim. Mr. Marcus asserted he had a valid claim for recogniti

Whitcomb, Selinsky, PC

Whitcomb, Selinsky, PC

GAO Report | Sexual Harassment Protection | VA Policy Improvement

A report released by the Government Accountability Office regarding the testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Women Veterans Task Force, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs before the House of Representatives was released in July 2020. The report evaluated the extent to which VA policies prevent and address sexual harassment of VA employees; how data informs VA concerning sexual harassment of its employees; and the extent to which the VA provides training to its em

Whitcomb, Selinsky, PC

Whitcomb, Selinsky, PC

Government Relations | Whistleblower Laws | Whistleblower Protections

On September 23, 2019, Senators Chuck Grassley, Tammy Baldwin, Joni Ernst, and Dick Durbin introduced the Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act (WPIA), which protects financial whistleblowers who report internally from retaliation. This law mirrors the Whistleblower Protection Reform Act of 2019, which passed in the House of Representatives last spring. It is aimed at clarifying that the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provision should apply equally to employees who report alleged misconduct

COVID-19 Causes Delays and Suspensions of Government Contracts

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has caused business disruption across the globe and is having a direct impact on government contractors. The federal government and the medical community’s efforts to contain COVID-19 requires a broad-based commitment to social distancing and self-quarantines, which directly impacts contract completion times and employee productivity. Outside of vital projects related to public health and safety or national security, contract specialists should expect that ov

Worldwide Language Resources Awarded Reimbursement From the Army

WorldWide Language Resources, Inc. (WWLR) of North Carolina asked the Department of the Army to reimburse it for the reasonable costs of filing and pursuing its protest of the agency’s award of a task order to Valiant Government Services, LLC. WWLR’s contention was that the agency failed to take prompt corrective action to resolve meritorious grounds for a protest. Background In 2017, the Army issued a request for task order proposals (RTOP) under the Department of Defense’s Language Interpret

COLORADO BREWERIES CAN DELIVER BEER

Breweries and other businesses are currently under quarantine restrictions related to the outbreak of COVID-19. Breweries in Colorado can sell beer to go but cannot have on-site consumption. Because on-site consumption represents such a significant revenue stream for most breweries, everyone is looking for ways to stay afloat. One brand new possibility for Colorado Breweries is home delivery. On Friday, Governor Jerad Polis issued an executive order temporarily allowing breweries with a wholesal

VOSB Contracts | Veterans Affairs | Contentious Outcome

VA’s Intent to Offer Contracts for VOSBs Leads to Contention Bayaud Enterprises, Inc. and SourceAmerica filed legal action against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2017.  Bayaud is a (JWOD) eligible service provider that had contracts to provide medical transportation services, mailroom operations, and switchboard services at VA facilities in Colorado.  SourceAmerica, a “central nonprofit agency,” represents 450 JWOD-eligible suppliers by helping them obtain, comply, with, and r

BP Contests Walmart’s Economic Loss Claims

The effects of the explosion from the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 are still present today. The explosion killed 11 people and leaked 3.19 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on the ocean floor 42 miles off the coast of Louisiana. It is likely that much of the oil spilled is still present in the Gulf today. As a result of the explosion and spill, a settlement agreement was made between BP and class action representatives that claimed damages from the disas
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