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Employees and Competitors Should Be on the Lookout for Violations of “Buy American” Laws in Federal Procurement, Part I

By Susan Schneider Thomas Earlier this year, the D.C. District Court denied cross-motions for summary judgment in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) case alleging that defendant Capitol Supply sold document shredders manufactured in China through the General Services Administration (“GSA”) website, in violation of the Trade Agreements Act (“TAA”). United States ex rel. Scutellaro [...]

Fraud in Connection With Contract Preferences or Set-Asides for Small Businesses or Businesses Owned by Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Women or Disadvantaged Minorities, Part II

By Susan Schneider Thomas In Part I of this blog series, we identified various government programs that are often the target of fraud. In this blog post, we will examine the types of fraud that are committed against these programs, as well as recent case examples of fraud. Types of Fraud Cases alleging violations [...]

Fraud in Connection With Contract Preferences or Set-Asides for Small Businesses or Businesses Owned by Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Women or Disadvantaged Minorities, Part I

By Susan Schneider Thomas For decades now, the federal government has had various programs in place to provide preferences to businesses owned by groups to which the government wants to provide special opportunities. We wrote about this in a previous post and write now to expand on and update that post. In Part I [...]

Businesses That Misrepresent Their “Special Status” Eligibility for Contract or Grant Preferences Can Be Liable Under the False Claims Act

By Susan Schneider Thomas “The Congress has established a number of statutory goals designed to help small businesses compete for Federal contracts. In addition to the goal of awarding at least 23 percent of all Federal prime contracting dollars to small businesses, the Congress also established Government-wide contracting goals for participation by small businesses [...]

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