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November 14, 2019

On Nov. 8, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a proposed rule that makes significant revisions to its mentor-protégé program (MPP). This proposed rule marks the most significant revision of the program since its inception in 2016. The mission of the MPP is to help build a broad base of emerging business enterprises capable of performing high quality construction at competitive prices. The proposed rule would have significant implications for the government contracting community.

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November 14, 2019

On Nov. 8, the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OSD) released part of Version 0.6 of the draft Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). This version includes CMMC Levels 1-3, but not Levels 4-5. According to OSD, “CMMC Levels 4-5 are not included in this release because public comments are still being addressed.” Updates to Levels 4-5 are expected to be provided in the next public release.

November 7, 2019

Beta.SAM.gov replaces FBO.gov 

On Nov. 7, the General Services Administration announced that Beta.SAM.gov is now the official source for federal contracting opportunities. The URL FBO.gov will be retired and transitioned into beta.SAM.gov under “contract opportunities.”  GSA expects transition will be completed the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 12

November 7, 2019

Military Construction Funding Uncertainty Remains

May 1, 2019

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the agreement between President Trump, Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer to Pass a $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package:

February 6, 2019

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union call for new infrastructure investments:

April 12, 2017

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December 22, 2016

FAR Council Addresses Many of AGC’s Concerns

On Dec. 20, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued a final rule requiring a prime contractor to notify federal contracting officers if (1) the prime contractor makes a reduced payment to a small business subcontractor or (2) if the prime contractor’s payment to a small business subcontractor is more than 90 days past due. The rule goes into effect on Jan. 19. The FAR Council did not withdraw the proposal as AGC recommended based on a myriad of existing small business subcontractor payment legal protections. However, it did take into account many of AGC’s concerns with the proposed rule.

December 22, 2016

$8 Billion in Federal Real Property Up for Consideration 

Last week, the President signed into law the AGC-supported Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act. This bipartisan law will shrink the federal footprint and streamline the disposal of excess or underutilized federal buildings. AGC has long been involved in pushing for federal real property reform and strongly supports these efforts. 

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