Membership FAQ

  1. How much is a Membership?
    A Standard Membership is $45.00, and Membership for Government employees is $30.00
  2. When should I pay my Membership Dues?
    The Membership Fee covers membership in the BCABA for a calendar year.  Membership fees can be paid at any time during the course of the year.  Membership dues for the upcoming year may be paid beginning on September 15, and members will be reminded through the email listserv that fees for the upcoming calendar year are due.
  3. How can I pay my membership fee?
    Detailed payment instructions for payment via either check or credit-card can be found  here.
  4. What are the benefits of membership in the BCABA?
    There are many benefits of membership in the BCABA, which can be found here.
  5. The Annual Program fee is cheaper for members of BCABA.  When must I pay dues to receive this discount?
    In order to receive the discount on the Annual Program, you must pay the membership fee for the upcoming year prior to the date of the Annual Program.  If you have questions regarding your membership status, please contact the BCABA Secretary.
  6. I’ve paid my dues. When will I be listed on the membership directory?
    The membership directory will be updated in the first quarter of each calendar year and on the last day of each month thereafter.  If membership fees are paid during the annual dues payment period (September 15 through December 15), you will be included in the membership directory distributed in the first quarter of the calendar year.  If you join after the dues payment period, you will receive all members-only email communications and will appear in the membership directory distributed at that year’s annual program, but may not appear in that year’s distributed directory.
  7. I’m not certain whether I have paid my dues for the current calendar year.  How can I confirm my paid membership status?
    Please contact the BCABA Secretary or President using the contact information provided here.
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BCA Bar Journal

The Summer 2017 edition of BCA Bar Journal (Vol. No. XXVII, Issue No. 1) is now available. It contains timely and informative articles for government contracts practitioners. BCA Bar Journal is one of the great benefits of membership in the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association, Inc.

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Prosecutors in New York and Texas Charge Individuals for Defrauding COVID-19 Relief Programs
Federal authorities continue to prioritize and aggressively pursue individuals across the country who seek to exploit coronavirus relief […]
Fri, May 22, 2020
Crowell & Moring

John Pachter Speaking on Panel at ABA Debarment & Suspension Committee Meeting
Smith Pachter McWhorter member John S. Pachter will be a panelist at the upcoming American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law Debarment & Suspension Committee meeting presenting on the […]
Wed, May 20, 2020
Smith, Pachter, McWhorter & Allen

The SBA Changes the PPP Eligibility Ground Rules – Providing New Calculation of Employee Count for Affiliates With Questions Remaining on Applicable Headcount for Applicants
On May 18, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a new interim final rule addressing the confusion […]
Tue, May 19, 2020
Crowell & Moring

Federal News Network Interviews Edmund Amorosi on Emergency Procurement on Federal News Radio, WFED, 1500AM
Federal News Network interviewed Edmund Amorosi on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio, WFED, 1500AM: "Procurement rules […]
Wed, May 13, 2020
Smith, Pachter, McWhorter & Allen

Treasury Implementation of CARES Act $17 Billion Loan Program for Businesses Critical to Maintaining National Security
On April 23, 2020, pursuant to Section 4003(b)(3) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Pub. L. 116-136 […]
Tue, Apr 28, 2020
Dentons US LLP - Government Contracts Advisor

Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19: What Government Contractors Need to Know
To date, Congress has enacted three pieces of legislation, described as “phases 1 through 3,” to respond to the COVID-19 […]
Tue, Apr 21, 2020
Dentons US LLP - Government Contracts Advisor

Federal Circuit weighs in on Trade Agreements Act compliance and the meaning of “manufacture”
Sorting through domestic preference requirements applicable to government contracts is no simple task. Different agencies like the DOD, FTA, FAA, […]
Mon, Apr 20, 2020
Husch Blackwell - Contractor’s Perspective

A primer on Suspension and Debarment
We’ve all heard the expression that those who deal with the Government must turn square corners. This is because the […]
Tue, Apr 14, 2020
Husch Blackwell - Contractor’s Perspective

Reforms for China’s public procurement regime expected in 2020
On 27 February 2020, China’s Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) published its legislative agenda for 2020 and released a plan to […]
Wed, Mar 18, 2020
Hogan Lovells - Government Contracts

Federal Circuit Acetris Decision Changes Procurement Country of Origin Landscape
On Monday, in the much-anticipated decision in Acetris Health, LLC v. U.S. 18-2399, the Court of Appeals for the Federal […]
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
Hogan Lovells - Government Contracts