The Procurement Integrity Act is intended to prevent bidders on government contracts winning because of successful industrial espionage; however, it covers more than that. Contractors need to be aware that even inadvertent…more
Google has protested the Department of the Interior's sole source designation of Microsoft's hosted email product as the selected system for the Department. This opinion holds that Interior's sole source designation was…more
Protests in DC aren't just about politics and policies. If you are a contractor for the District of Columbia, there is a judicial remedy for problems with solicitations or awards. This bid protest remedy is similar but not…more
The current state of the major American law firm and the impact of the focus on "profits per partner" (PPP) on law firm culture and collegiality is addressed in this article written by Timothy J. Waters, senior counsel with the…more
RN Expertise v. United States
Court Order dismissing government motion to dismiss portion of bid protest. Jurisdiction based on 28 USC 1491(b)(1), which gives the Court “jurisdiction to render judgment on an action by an interested party objecting to . . …more
What every business should know before trying to sell to the federal government. Even experienced government contractors should review the list from time to time…more
The Small Business Administration recently (3/4/10) proposed regulations to revise their Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program. These changes to the existing regulations may make the program much more useful to…more
In a recent Court of Federal Claims decision (Ozdemir v. United States, 89 Fed. Cl. 631 (2009)), Judge Damich clarified the Court's jurisdiction over protests of solicitations and awards of contracts other than procurement…more
The Federal Acquisition Regulation amendment which will require government contractors to comply with the e-Verify program will now be effective on September 8, 2009. The document summarizes the requirements and deadlines for…more
Time line for federal contractor obligations to comply with the new e-Verify Rule that becomes effective on September 8, 2009…more
Bid protest before the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Protester calimed to have been misled by Contracting Officer statements. Held: protest denied because offeror had no right to rely on alleged oral statements that…more
Short Discussion of Issues Relevant to Deciding Whether to Initiate a Bid Protest…more
Federqal agencies appear to have developed a number of ploys to avoid competition involving task order IDIQ contracts, buzzwords like ?standardization,? and (today?s entry) the open-ended support contract. This was apparently…more
A Short Primer on Federal Bid Protests.
This short (5 page) introduction to bid protests is for the business that is considering bidding on government contracts and lawyers wanting to understand more about the wonderfully…more
Savantage Financial Services, Inc., v....
Motion for Judgment on the Administrative Record; RCFC 52.1; Jurisdiction; 41 USC § 253(a); Standing; Procurement; Sole Source Procurement; Brand Name Justification; Supplementation of the Administrative Record.
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