SBA COC & Government Certificate of Competency Bid Protests

What is an SBA Certificate of Competency (COC)? The SBA’s COC Program is governed by the Small Business Act, 15 USC 37(b);  13 CFR 125.5 and FAR Part 19.6. A Certificate of Competency is a written document from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to a Government contracting officer (CO) that decides… Read more »

Bid Protest Challenging Technical Evaluation Scores as an Incumbent

Simply Depending on Your Experience as an Incumbent Does Not Get the Win When challenging a government contracting agency’s technical evaluation scores as an incumbent contractor, whether for past performance or overall technical approach, you must be mindful that if you are the incumbent contractor, that status alone does not provide… Read more »

Addressing Government Cancellation of Solicitation In A Bid Protest

Whenever government contractors file a bid protest addressing the government cancellation of solicitation, there are certain considerations they must contemplate.   For example, in a recent GAO protest, Matter of: TaxSlayer LLC, the firm protested the Government’s cancellation of the solicitation and GAO did not agree with protestor’s arguments. GAO disagreed… Read more »