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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.
June 8, 2009
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), through its Office of Safety and Occupational Health, has released a new edition of the Corps' Safety and Health Requirements Manual, EM 385-1-1. The 1,050 page book is used during construction, operations, maintenance and research.
April 24, 2009
In addition to the guidance to Federal contractors issued by the FAR Councils last week, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
April 6, 2009

May 27-30, Washington D.C.

April 2, 2009
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council on March 31 issued several new reporting requirements for contractors and procurement officials disbursing stimulus funds. The new rules require the following: Prime contractors who win work funded by the economic recovery package must file detailed public reports to the government on the nature of their work and job creation data;
April 2, 2009

GSA has unveiled a $5.5 billion project list that highlights the unprecedented role the agency will play in assisting in the nation's economic recovery and putting American citizens back to work. Projects are funded across the country, providing benefit for local and state economies, and every state should see at least one GSA project related to the Recovery Act.

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