Month: February 2014

GAO Decides Offeror Affiliates Should be Considered in Experience Evaluation

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02/25/2014Lowenstein, Neil S.

The Government Accountability Office recently considered whether a offeror’s affiliate companies should be considered by the government in evaluating the offeror’s experience in Iyabak Constr. LLC, GAO, B-409196, 2/6/14, decision released 2/11/14. The solicitation should past performance experience for similar projects within the last five years, but experience examples were limited to projects performed by… Read more »

Harvey, and Powers Selected for Vandeventer Black Executive Board

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02/20/2014Vandeventer Black

NORFOLK, VA.  Vandeventer Black is pleased to announce that David P. Ferrell, James R. Harvey, and Edward J. Powers have been named to the firm’s Executive Board.  The board is responsible for the governance and operations of the firm, and consists of five Partners. Vandeventer Black, an “AV” rated law firm, has been providing a… Read more »

President Unilaterally Raises Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts

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02/13/2014Lowenstein, Neil S.

On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed his promised Executive Order increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers under new and renegotiated federal contracts. The Executive Order also increases the minimum wage for tipped workers starting January 1, 2015. The new wage rates will raise with inflation each year. Covered workers include… Read more »