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June 23, 2009
On June 22, 2009, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published Implementing Guidance for the Reports on Use of Funds Pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("Recovery Act"). This guidance details the reporting requirements included in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act for recipients of grants, loans and other forms of assistance. The reports required by Section 1512 will be submitted by recipients beginning in October 2009 and will provide information to the government, such as: Who is receiving Recovery Act dollars and in what amounts?
June 23, 2009
On June 22, AGC submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) written comments for consideration in the interim final regulation on federally-assisted projects. These projects would include building, highway and municipal and utility projects funded by the stimulus.  Read AGC's comments here.
June 19, 2009
On June 18, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) held a public meeting on four central issues concerning government contracting: (1) maximizing the use of competition; (2) improving practices for selecting contract types; (3) strengthening the acquisition workforce; and (4) clarifying when functions should be performed by federal employees and when contractors may appropriately be considered.
June 17, 2009
Federal Contracting can be complex, and so can the contracts. The ConsensusDOCS 752 is the first and only standard subcontract agreement for Federal construction projects that is compliant with the most recent contracting requirements and practices found in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). A new Webinar, which will be held Wednesday, July 9, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET will highlight the new ConsensusDOCS 752, and will help explain: -Essential key clauses for federal government contracting in the 21st Century -Consistent administration and management of the federal subcontracting process
June 12, 2009
The federal government has agreed to further delay implementation of the E-Verify rule for federal contractors until September 8. Contracts and solicitations issued prior to September 8, 2009, will not contain the mandate.
June 12, 2009
On June 1, AGC submitted to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Councils written comments on a series of interim rules amending the FAR in order to implement several key provisions set forth in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The interim rules were issued March 31 without any opportunity for prior public comment.  AGC was the only construction organization to raise concern over the onerous reporting requirements in the interim rules.
June 9, 2009
On June 1, AGC submitted to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Councils written comments on a series of interim rules amending the FAR in order to implement several key provisions set forth in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The interim rules were issued March 31 without any opportunity for prior public comment.  AGC was the only construction organization to raise concern over the onerous reporting requirements in the interim rules.
June 9, 2009
On June 4, AGC held its third session in its new Federal Contracting: Stimulus at Work webinar series, entitled "How to Handle Claims and Disputes." The federal market has changed dramatically over the last six months and this program provided participants with the ins and outs of federal contracts and what makes them unique.
June 9, 2009
Registration is now open for the next AGC Safety and Health Conference to be held on July 22 - 24, 2009, in Washington, D.C.  The hotel cut-off date is June 22, 2009.  Please review the meeting flyer and register for this important meeting.
June 9, 2009
The federal government has agreed to even further delay implementation of the E-Verify rule for federal contractors.  Contracts and solicitations issued prior to September 8, 2009, will not contain the mandate.

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