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August 11, 2009
House leaders are beginning the lengthy process of putting together a new Water Resources Development Act ("WRDA") for consideration in 2010. WRDA a is biennial comprehensive water resources law that authorizes studies and projects within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission areas, including navigation, flood damage reduction, hurricane and storm damage reduction, shoreline protection and environmental restoration.
August 11, 2009
On July 29, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 passed the full Senate by a vote of 85-9 with six senators not voting. This bill contains the FY2010 funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as the Bureau of Reclamation. The next step is for the House and Senate to reconcile the differences between the two in conference committee.
July 14, 2009
Adhering to federal contractual requirements can be complicated as any subcontract or purchase order must follow the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements.  To assist in that effort, ConsensusDOCS has created a guidance document to its newly published 752 Standard Subcontract for Federal Construction Projects.   
July 14, 2009
Applies to Recovery Act Funded Federal-Aid Projects  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:
June 26, 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 26, 2009
On June 23, 2009, the House Appropriations Committee approved a Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding bill that totals $77.9 billion for FY 2010. This is $239 million more than the President’s request and $5.0 billion more than fiscal year 2009. The bill provides $48.2 billion in advance appropriations for fiscal year 2011 for three medical accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs: Medical Services; Medical Support and Compliance; and Medical Facilities, and also provides $24.6 billion for the Military Construction, Family Housing and BRAC programs.
June 26, 2009
On June 25, the House Energy & Water Development Subcommittee reported a $33.3 billion bill funding the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of Energy for FY 2010. This funding amount represents a decrease of $1.1 billion below the President’s budget request and $39 million above the amount appropriated in FY 2009.
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.

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