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May 5, 2010

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council has issued a final rule implementing Executive Order 13502on the use of project labor agreements  (PLAs) on federal construction projects, giving contracting agencies broad discretion to determine whether to impose a PLA mandate on a project, when the PLA should be executed, and what terms the PLA will contain.

May 5, 2010
On April 6, 2009 President Obama issued a new memorandum calling for federal agencies to further intensify their efforts to improved reporting compliance by prime recipients of Recovery Act funds. The memo directs those agencies to take appropriate action by terminating awards; pursuing measures such as suspension and debarment; reclaiming funds; and considering, initiating, and implementing punitive actions.
April 19, 2010
AGC cautioned the Obama Administration to reject calls to impose new contracting rules that would allow for blacklisting of companies based on arbitrary reasons, false accusations and unproven anonymous complaints.
February 2, 2010
Federal Government Contracting: Understanding Opportunities, Performance Requirements, Documentation and Compliance Issues is a program that provides a detailed survey of federal government construction contracting including the award process; essential documentation practices; key provisions such as the Differing Site Conditions and Changes clauses; Past Performance Evaluations; the Disputes Process; and Contractor Ethics and Compliance Obligations.
February 2, 2010
April 26-29, 2010 | The Mayflower Hotel | Washington, DC
February 2, 2010
By a vote of 217-212 the House passed H.R. 2847, "Jobs for Main Street Act of 2010," legislation intended to stimulate job growth. Included in the bill are funds for various infrastructure investments. Funding includes: $27.5 billion for highways (freight and passenger rail and port projects also eligible); $8.4 billion for transit; $500 million for Airport Improvement Program grants; $800 million for Amtrak fleet modernization; $1 billion for clean water state revolving funds; $1 billion for drinking water grants;
February 2, 2010
The Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on November 18, 2009 to receive testimony from Members of Congress on issues and proposals for consideration of a Water Resources Development Act of 2010, which authorizes infrastructure projects from the Army Corps of Engineers.
February 2, 2010
If you received a Recovery Act grant or loan award of $25,000 or more in the period of September 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009, you are required to report on the expenditure of those funds  even if you have not yet received the funds. If you received a federal contract award of any dollar amount, and have invoiced under that federal contract, you must report. Register at www.FederalReporting.gov.
February 2, 2010
AGC met with officials from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to discuss the implementation of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) as the Office prepares a report to Congress on whether any new federal requirements affected the selection or start of projects.
February 2, 2010
The Department of Labor canceled the Manchester New Hampshire Job Corps Center construction solicitation due to concerns surrounding a project labor agreement (PLA) requirement.

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