Jon W. van Horne – Law Office of Jon W. van Horne, Esq.

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What Contractors Need to Know About the Procurement Integrity Act

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
| Government Contracting
Google v. United States

Order and Opinion Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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
| Government Contracting

Protesting in the Nation's Capital

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
| Administrative Law, Government Contracting

THE LAW FIRM PARADIGM: RELEVANT OR RELIC?

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
| Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services
RN Expertise v. United States

Court Order Dismissing Government Motion to Dismiss

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
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure

14 Tips for the Truly Clueless Contractor

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
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts

Women-Owned Small Business Set-Asides Finally For Real?

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
| Administrative Law

Court of Federal Claims Jurisdiction Over Non-Procurement Protests

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
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Government Contracting

e-Verify Rule Compliance Time Line Update

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
| Administrative Law

e-Verify Rule Compliance Time Line Updaate

Time line for federal contractor obligations to comply with the new e-Verify Rule that becomes effective on September 8, 2009…more
| Administrative Law
Matter of Cyberlux Corp.

GAO Protest Decision

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
| Administrative Law, Government Contracting

Go -/No-Go for Bid Protests

Short Discussion of Issues Relevant to Deciding Whether to Initiate a Bid Protest…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Government Contracting

Finessing CICA: the Open-Ended Support Contract Ploy

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
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts

Salvaging Your Government Proposal

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
| Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting
Savantage Financial Services, Inc., v. United States

Opinion & Order

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. Plaintiff…more
| Administrative Law
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