Congrats to the TST TOP Award Winner, 3rd Quarter, Jon Vargas!

Congratulations to our Third Quarter TOP Winner- Jonathan Vargas!   Jonathan was nominated by several of our Field Team employees for many reasons such as his outstanding management style and his willingness to go to the project site and “get his hands dirty at the drop of a dime.” All of the nominators spoke of… + Read more;

Paragon 2016 Certificate of Commendation for Safety

TST Construction was awarded the Paragaon 2016 Certificate of Commendation from this year’s annual Associated Builders and Contractors – Hampton Roads 2016 Safety Forum & Awards for achieving an incident rate at or below the national average according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the year 2015. Way to go Team TST!

Changes to Government Contracts

There are two main types of formal contract changes to Government contracts: unilateral and bilateral contract modifications. They are defined in FAR 43.1. Unilateral changes can only be made by the contracting officer, in writing, but they cannot affect the contractor’s substantive rights. A bilateral contract modification is a supplemental agreement that is signed by… + Read more;

OSHA Fines to Increase Significantly

It has been over 20 years since the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) raised its fines. For the first time since 1990, OSHA will significantly raise their fines, with some penalties possibly increasing as much as 82%. This was announced in the Federal Budget Agreement, which was signed on November 2, 2015. OSHA was… + Read more;

Improved Compliance Rate of Government Past Performance Ratings

Past Performance Ratings are adjectival ratings and supporting narratives in regards to contractors’ work on previously awarded contracts. The Government uses these reports for selection in future solicitations. They include information on the contractors’ performance including: How they adhered to the solicitation requirements and to standards of good workmanship forecasting or cost control compliance to… + Read more;

SBA Proposed Amendment for Small Businesses Credits in Subcontracting

On October 6, 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposed to amend Section 1614 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal year 2014. The amendment would allow all large prime contractors operating under individual subcontracting plans to receive credit on any subcontracting tier for small businesses. A spokeswoman for the SBA’s Office of… + Read more;

Updated FAR Acquisition Thresholds

As of October 1, 2015, The FAR Case 2014-022 final rule issued with Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83, goes into effect. It updates the acquisition-related thresholds associated with federal contracts and subcontracts, prescribed in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The rule implements 41 USC 1908, which every five years, using the Consumer Price Index, it requires an… + Read more;