McKenna Long & Aldridge (MLA) routinely provides advice and support to one of the fastest growing areas in the government contracts industry over the past decade, the government professional and technical services industry. We provide advice on legislative and regulatory policy issues related to government procurement, outsourcing and related business policy. MLA represents small, medium, and large businesses that provide federal agencies with services of all kinds, including information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more. We have a number of authorities on the A-76 Program, as well as the Service Contract Act (SCA), and the various wage determination issues commonly encountered in performing contracts under the SCA. We also helped develop the SAFETY Act, an important indemnity protection for service contractors, and have successfully helped procure more SAFETY Act applications than any other law firm.
Over the past 20 years, the various administrations have moved more and more services work in to the private sector. The current administration seems to be moving in the opposite direction, creating new and different issues for the industry. President Obama’s goals of performance, efficiency, and accountability, based on an honest assessment of whether and how well the government delivers, regardless of whether it is by federal employees or contractors, is creating both opportunities and risks, which MLA understands, as a result of its long years of experience.
- February 7, 2013
- August 10, 2012The Army this week released its RFP for up to $7 billion in renewable energy purchases. This release finalizes the draft RFP issued in February, 2012 and makes important changes and clarifications. The RFP and the accompanying FAQ's reflect modifications to the draft in response to over 900 industry questions and comments.