Tag Archives: Contractors

Senate Defense Bill Requires Contractors to Monitor Supply Chain

The Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012 passed Thursday by a 93-7 vote with a provision requiring contractors to monitor their supply chain. The amendment, sponsored by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), also requires contractors to buy parts from trusted suppliers as …

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OFPP Admin Says Fed Contractor Work Bill Promotes Insourcing

A recent bill that would limit contractors’ from completing work that is considered an inherently governmental job “sweeps away sensible and thoughtful,” Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon said to Federal Computer Week. The bill that Gordon, senators and White House officials seem to be disagreeing on is …

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Senate, White House Disagree on Work Contractors Can, Cannot Do

Guidance issued in October from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy was intended to clarify and outline “inherently governmental” work set aside for federal employees. A Senate appropriations bill contains a provision that would put that policy into law, according to a report from Federal Computer Week. Contractors would not …

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Senate Amends, Then OKs Contractor Withhold Repeal

Congress got one step closer Thursday toward repealing a 3 percent withholding tax on all government contracts as the Senate voted 95-0 to approve the measure. However, businesses will have to wait until at least next week to see the requirement taken off the books. The Senate also included an …

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Senate Votes to Discuss Contractor Withhold Repeal Law

Congress may be closer to a rare moment of accord, as the Senate voted Monday evening to take up a bill that would repeal a requirement that governments withhold 3 percent of all contracts. By an overwhelming 94-1 vote, the chamber advanced the Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act. The …

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House Approves Repeal of Contractor Withholding Tax

By an overwhelming 405-16 vote, the House approved a repeal of a law requiring federal, state and local governments to withhold 3 percent of all contracts. The withholding requirement was originally approved and signed into law in 2006 but has never been implemented. The rule is currently scheduled to take …

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