IN THIS ISSUE:
- Protest, Claim, or Both? Taking Advantage of Dual Jurisdiction in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims — Page 2
- Cloud Computing – The Risks and Rewards for Federal Government Contractors — Page 4
- New Government Contractor Reporting Requirements on Subcontracts and Compensation — Page 4
- U.S.– Canada Trade Agreement Suggests Increased Cross-Border Opportunities with Regard to Public Projects — Page 6
Excerpt from "PROTEST, CLAIM, OR BOTH? TAKING ADVANTAGE OF DUAL JURISDICTION IN THE U.S. COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS"
If a federal contractor loses an agency-level bid protest or has had its certified claim for contract costs denied by a contracting officer, the contractor must decide how to proceed in each regard. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has dual jurisdiction to decide claims against the federal government seeking monetary damages based on implied or express breaches of contract (in excess of $10,000), and both pre-award and post-award bid protests. Even if a contractor loses its bid protest before an agency or the Government Accountability Office, it may still bring essentially the same protest in the Claims Court, and the court will review the agency’s actions anew based on the entire record...
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