Tyler Evans is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office and a member of the Government Contracts and Litigation Practice Groups. He has experience advising clients in the life sciences and defense industries on schedule contracting, cost disputes, mergers and acquisitions, and small business issues.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published a declaration today under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (“PREP”) Act covering activities relating to three Ebola vaccine candidates that are currently in development. The declaration went into effect on December 3, 2014 and extends liability protection to manufacturers, distributors, program planners, and qualified … Continue Reading
On November 7, 2014, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an Advanced Notice seeking comments on potential revisions to policies governing the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs, which facilitate the commercialization of technology through small business entrepreneurship. The Programs require certain federal agencies to reserve a minimum … Continue Reading
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (“DTRA”) issued a broad agency announcement (“BAA”) at the end of last week seeking “near-term” solutions that can be developed in time to assist with the current (Zaire) Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Expanding on the BAA under which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) is … Continue Reading
On October 17, 2014, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy issued a solicitation for proposals to construct and operate a large-scale renewable energy project at Fort Hood in Texas, the U.S. military’s largest active duty armored post. The Fort Hood project is part of the efforts of the Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI), which … Continue Reading
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently became one of a number of federal agencies to adopt the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (“NIST”) core cybersecurity framework. On October 2, 2014, FDA issued final guidance on the content of premarket submissions for the management of cybersecurity in medical devices. The final guidance sets forth … Continue Reading
Earlier this month, a medical device company settled allegations that it had violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by improperly certifying that it had complied with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) when providing the U.S. Government with end products manufactured in Malaysia. The TAA requires certain end products sold to the U.S. Government to be … Continue Reading
On September 10, 2014, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued two proposed rules to increase employee-based size standards for manufacturing and various other industries in connection with the agency’s ongoing review of existing size standards. The SBA has the discretion to establish size standards as a threshold under which firms are eligible to participate … Continue Reading