Contractors Guide to Government Institutions and Acronyms

Complex bureaucratic hierarchy and the usage of endless acronyms are two distinctives of almost any federal government institution. As a contractor, the last thing you have is free-time to navigate the mess so here is a quick one-minute breakdown of who’s who and what...

Introduction to the Service Contract Act

The McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act was passed in 1966 with the intent to ensure all employees engaged on service based federal government contracts are paid as much as the prevailing rates in the location for the same work. According to the U.S. Department of...

Introduction to the Davis Bacon Act

The Davis Bacon Act was created in 1931 with the intention of ensuring fair wages for all workers on federal construction contracts. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL): “The DBA applies to contracts involving the construction, alteration, and/or repair...

Wage determinations for prevailing wage contractors

  Whether bidding on a new contract or fulfilling an existing one, it is critical for government contractors to be up-to-date with the department of labor’s most current wage determinations. With the DOL’s recent launch of its new beta.sam.gov website the process...

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