Air Force Subcontractor Demands Pay For Work On Base

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

A plumbing company hit a U.S. Air Force contractor with a $1.3 million contract suit in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday for allegedly failing to pay it for work on a local military base.

Pittsfield Pipers, Inc. — a subcontractor on a construction project involving a hangar at the Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts — said prime contractor Kallidus Technologies Inc. withheld payments and claimed it had done otherwise to the military.

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Lawmakers Push Back On DOD Progress Payment Proposal

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Top congressional leaders pushed back against a proposed U.S. Department of Defense rule that would make progress payments to major defense contractors more performance based, saying the proposal would wrongly make it harder for companies to do business with the DOD.

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How Contractors Can Ring In The New Gov’t Fiscal Year

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

 Understanding the federal government’s fiscal year — in particular, how it affects spending and planning tendencies — can give federal contractors an advantage as Oct. 1 approaches, say Aron Beezley and Sarah Osborne of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

While many federal contractors operate on a fiscal year that coincides with the calendar year, the federal government’s fiscal year is the 12-month period beginning on Oct. 1 and ending on Sept. 30 of the following year. Understanding the federal government’s fiscal year — and, in particular, the effects of the government’s fiscal year cycle on its spending and planning tendencies — is essential for all federal contractors.

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