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Best Practices in Construction Webinar

Posted in Compliance, Contract, Federal, New Construction, Small Business
On December 3, Jennifer Horn and Maria Panichelli presented the second webinar in their core construction curriculum series for Women Impacting Public Policy and Give Me 5%. The presentation, entitled “Best Practices in Construction,” covered suggested best practices for before, during, and after conclusion of a construction project, in the context of both state and… Continue Reading

Webinar on Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Procurement for WIPP and Give Me 5%

Posted in Small Business
On November 12, Jennifer Horn and Maria Panichelli presented the first webinar in their core construction curriculum series on the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Procurement for Women Impacting Public Policy and Give Me 5%. The presentation covered the bidding process for both sealed bidding and negotiated procurement. Improve your understanding of FAR and its… Continue Reading

Jennifer M. Horn and Maria L. Panichelli To Begin Core Construction Curriculum Series for WIPP and Give Me 5%

Posted in Federal, Small Business
Please join Jennifer M. Horn and Maria L. Panichelli as they begin their “Core Construction Curriculum” series for Women Impacting Public Policy’s Give Me 5% program. WIPP is a national nonpartisan public policy organization advocating on behalf of its coalition of 4.7 million businesswomen including 75 business organizations. WIPP identifies important trends and opportunities and… Continue Reading

Schuylkill Products: Important Lessons and Reminders about the Power of the False Claims Act

Posted in Daniel Fierstein, Federal, Jennifer Horn, Small Business
By: Jennifer M. Horn, Daniel E. Fierstein and Katherine Tohanczyn As many federal government contractors know, the False Claims Act (FCA) is a tool used by the federal government to deter fraud. Those found to have knowingly submitted false information to the government in violation of the FCA stand to suffer the imposition of fines, forfeiture… Continue Reading

New Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program

Posted in Small Business
On Tuesday, March 22, 2011, the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) held an event during which Karen Waigand, the Women’s Business Coordinator for the Small Business Administration (SBA), spoke about the SBA’s new Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program that kicked off on February 4, 2011. The SBA’s new program… Continue Reading

SBA Offers Federal Contract Program for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Posted in Small Business
Cohen Seglias partner Edward T. DeLisle recently wrote the following post for our sister blog, Federal Construction Contracting Blog, which we thought would be of interest to Construction Law Signal readers as well. As of Friday, February 4, 2011, women-owned small businesses could begin taking steps to participate in a new federal contracting program just… Continue Reading

Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 Signed into Law

Posted in Jobs, Small Business
On September 27, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 (Act). The Act was designed to provide immediate relief and is expected to provide critical resources to help small businesses continue to drive economic recovery and create jobs. Significantly, the Act authorizes the creation of a $30… Continue Reading