Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Bid Protest for Unsolicited Proposal FAR 15.6 | Watson & Associates Lawyers

Compared to regular solicited proposals by the federal government, writing an unsolicited proposal can be a daunting process. Further filing a bid protest regarding the agency’s improper rejection of your unsolicited proposal can be that much more difficult. However, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit outlined the… Read more »

Recently, many federal bidders have experienced an adverse contractor responsibility when the agency evaluates their proposal. Challenging the agency’s nonresponsibility determination can be tricky in a bid protest. The core issue of contention occurs when the contracting officer issues a negative determination of responsibility because the proposal was technically unacceptable…. Read more »

Many government contract bidders find the rules of patent ambiguity in solicitations to be very confusion. In many cases, they see the problem when filing a post-award bid protest. The recent decision at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit illustrates how important it is to protect your… Read more »

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… Read more »

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 the meeting the ambiguous definition often comes up in a government bid protest. The definition of ambiguous in a government RFP occurs then two… Read more »

When submitting a bid for federal contractors, offeror representations and certifications (proposal’s reps and certs ) can become a serious issue. Bidders are sometimes sanctioned with false claims and potential suspension and debarment when submitting proposals to the federal government.  Failure to perform due diligence with your company reps and… Read more »

Part of a bidder’s government proposal writing efforts is to make sure that it follows the bid submission directions in the solicitation. As obvious as this may sound, companies have been known to make mistakes and cause their proposals to be rejected by the contracting agency. In a recent case,… Read more »

Understanding the Liquidated Damages Provision in Government Construction Contracts

When submitting bid proposals to the federal government, bidders often submit a contractor letter of intent to hire incumbent employees or other key staff members. Your intention to bid must be sound or you could be subjected to bait and switch ( also referred to as bait and hook) allegations, even… Read more »

One of the most important pieces of information when developing a government RFP response is to understand how the federal government uses the best value source selection and RFP process to decide who wins the contract. What is the Best Value Source Selection Process? Government contracting agencies use the best… Read more »

When a government solicitation requires you to write a technical approach proposal, there are certain critical points to keep in mind. Understanding how the contracting agency and source selection team evaluates your proposal will also impact your approach on how to write a project proposal for your next federal contract.Writing… Read more »