Our podcast series highlights developments that really matter to government contractors and procurement professionals. Rather than discuss complex legal nuances, we aim to provide practical insight and tips about emerging topics that are of interest to businesses and others in the contracting industry.
Strategic pricing 101
Liza Craig chats with government contracting pricing expert Marsha Lindquist about Marsha’s new book - Secrets of Strategic Pricing for Government Contractors – and about tips for developing winning strategies related to strategic pricing. Government contractors will not want to miss this discussion!
GAO Protest Decision: Sabre Systems, Inc. B-420090.3
Join Liza Craig and summer associates Jordon DeGroote and Ahmad Younis as they discuss the recent Government Accountability Office (‘GAO’) protest decision. The decision reminds us that federal agencies will face an uphill battle when interpreting laws, rules, regulations, provisions, etc. cited in the solicitation in a manner that is inconsistent with the GAO “plain meeting.”
Department of Defense declines to give FFP contractors inflation relief
Our hosts, Liza Craig and Joshuah Turner, discuss economic price adjustment clauses in defense contracts and the new guidance on the topic issued to contracting officers.
High level overview of cybersecurity for government contractors
Liza Craig, Joshuah Turner, and Eric Manski discuss recent cybersecurity trends and issues that government contractors should be aware of.
The use of stipends in design-build contracting
Joshuah Turner, a member of Reed Smith’s Government Contracts and Grants team, speaks with Jim Doerfler, counsel in all matters involving project counsel work on private and public commercial and industrial construction projects, about stipends and how they are effectively used in construction contracting.
Department of Defense finalizes rule enhancing post-award debriefings
Liza Craig and Joshuah Turner, both members of Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group and both former Department of Defense (DoD) Agency counsel, discuss the recently issued final rule on DoD enhanced debriefings, which builds upon DoD’s 2018 Class Deviation on enhanced debriefings and clarifies the associated bid protest time lines that Defense contractors should be aware of.