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23 Jul

FAR 15.306 Misleading or Meaningful Discussions

One reason why bid protests are successful is when the contractor shows that the failed to conduct lawful discussions. GAO looks at these issues very carefully.  The underlying principle of having meaningful discussions is the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA). Each bidder is entitled to its proposal being evaluated on equal footing with other offerors. Experts […]

23 Jul

Winning Bid Protests for Unreasonable Government Cost Evaluations and Price Analysis

One of the best arguments in a government contract bid protest is to argue that the agency’s price analysis was unreasonable or flawed.  Government contracting projects are funded by taxpayer dollars. Therefore, each agency must evaluate how much each procurement will cost. When GAO or any other court finds that the agency conducted a faulty […]

19 Jul

Mistakes Made in GAO Protest For Corrective Action

Often, government contracting agencies take corrective action when contractors file a GAO protest. Taking corrective action mainly takes away jurisdiction from the court to hear the case. A recent GAO protest case illustrates mistakes made in a GAO protest for corrective action. In that bid protest, the protestor argued that after the agency experienced a series […]

03 Jul

SBA Minority Owned Business Certification

In federal government contracting to have a minority-owned business enterprise (MBE) can have its advantages. However, there are strict guidelines to follow and severe consequences for not following the rules. One example of a minority-owned business enterprise is the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program. This program helps your minority owned company to become certified and […]

03 Jul

How US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Decides Past Performance and Best Value Bid Protest Cases

Sometimes when the US Court of Federal Claims rules adversely on a motion for judgment upon the administrative record in bid protest, you can appeal the decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. There are many cases where the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the Court of Claims decision […]

28 May

Protesting Technical Proposal Evaluation & Management Factors

Protesting an agency’s technical proposal evaluation and management evaluation factors, and ultimate source selection decision can be problematic you do not show that the Source Selection Board acted unreasonably or failed to follow the RFP requirements. Technical Proposal Evaluation of Management Factors In a recent GAO protest, for example, the protestor argued that because it […]

25 May

Appealing Government Termination of Contract For Default Decisions

When the government issues a termination of contract for default for default, preserving your rights to appeal is one of the first things that a federal contractor must consider. What are your options? If you want to termination of contract decision to be completely overturned, you may want to ask the contracting officer to reconsider […]

28 Apr

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals NAICS Protest OHA Exhaustion Of Administrative Remedies

Lawyers Appealing from COFC Federal Claims Protest Decisions to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit In a recent case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a bid protest decision from the Court of Federal Claims  because the appellant had failed to first exhaust  administrative remedies with OHA about […]

24 Apr

Native American Indian Incentive Program DFARS 252.226-7001

On of the most under-utilized tools in federal government contracting is the Native American  Indian Incentive Program (IIP). This program is sponsored by Congress and allows for a 5% rebate back to prime government contractors on amounts subcontracting to Native American Indian-Owned Companies. The Indian Incentive Program can reward federal prime contractors by giving them […]

16 Apr

What Does Ambiguous Mean in Government RFPs?

When it comes to responding to federal government proposals, agencies must be clear on what they want the general public to bid on. The issue of what does ambiguous mean often comes up in a government bid protest. The definition of ambiguous in a The definition of ambiguous in a government RFP occurs then two […]

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