New FAR Provision Requiring Faster Payment to Subcontractors On Horizon

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12/19/2012Lowenstein, Neil S.

A proposed rule is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register today that would add a new FAR clause requiring accelerated payments to small business subcontractors. This would implement the temporary policy by the Office of Management and Budget, Policy Memo M-12-16, July 2012. Accelerated payments would be to the “maximum extent possible” and tied… Read more »

Safety Checklist Being Considered by OSHA Advisory Panel for Federal Projects

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12/07/2012Lowenstein, Neil S.

OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health released information at its recent November 28 meeting that it is drafting a proposal that would require construction companies bidding on federal projects to provide details about their safety records and preventative programs, and that they are developing a checklist for that purpose. The information requested was… Read more »