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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GAO Rejects Use of Highest-Technically Rated Reasonably-Priced Award Criteria for FSS Contracts
In Noble Supply & Logistics, Inc., GAO sustained a pre-award protest challenging a General Services Administration request for […]
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Crowell & Moring

Fastest 5 Minutes: ITAR, FCA, Bid Protest News (January 17)
This week's episode covers ITAR, False Claims Act, and bid protest news and is hosted by partners David Robbins and […]
Fri, Jan 17, 2020
Crowell & Moring

Stephen D. Knight Moderating Judges Panel at FEI Conference on Government Business
Smith Pachter McWhorter attorney Stephen D. Knight will moderate a judges panel on “The Legality of Cost and Audit,” at the Financial Executives International (FEI) Conference on […]
Mon, Jan 13, 2020
Smith, Pachter, McWhorter & Allen

John Pachter Presents on Most Important Government Contract Decisions of the Year at ABA Public Contract Law Section Panel
John S. Pachter will be presenting as a panelist at the ABA Public Contract Law Section - Contract Claims & Disputes Resolution Committee Annual Meeting on the Most […]
Wed, Jan 08, 2020
Smith, Pachter, McWhorter & Allen

The new five-year lookback period for small business size status
Happy New Year to mid-size government contractors! SBA’s determination of small business status under receipts-based size standards is transitioning from a three-year […]
Mon, Jan 06, 2020
Husch Blackwell - Contractor’s Perspective

How MHPI developers can defend against class actions for environmental contamination
The Military Housing Privatization Initiative was intended to address the availability and adequacy of housing for military service members and their […]
Thu, Dec 26, 2019
Husch Blackwell - Contractor’s Perspective

Another step forward in digital health: FDA issues draft guidance for drug master files (DMFs) for electronics and software components of combination products regulated primarily as a drug
On Monday, the FDA published the draft guidance, “Type V DMFs for CDER-Led Combination Products Using Device Constituent Parts With […]
Fri, Nov 01, 2019
Hogan Lovells - Government Contracts

Medical Device Contractor Settles FCA Allegations Based on TAA Violations
On Thursday, August 8, 2019, the Department of Justice (“DoJ”) announced that Danish medical device company Ambu, Inc. (“Ambu”) will […]
Tue, Aug 13, 2019
Hogan Lovells - Government Contracts

For commercial item contractors, some improvements—mixed with new and old barriers—in DoD’s final rule on procurement of commercial items and accompanying guidebook
For commercial item contractors, some improvements—mixed with new and old barriers—in DoD’s final rule on procurement of commercial items and […]
Fri, Feb 02, 2018
Dentons US LLP - Government Contracts Advisor

DCAA issues MRD confirming auditors should not verify technical interchanges
  On November 21, 2017, DCAA issued a Memorandum for Regional Directors (MRD) confirming that the Class Deviation 2017-O0010’s abrupt halt […]
Fri, Dec 01, 2017
Dentons US LLP - Government Contracts Advisor