Many contractors attempt to become an intervenor simply because they submitted a proposal to the government. Intervenor Legal Definition Intervention into a bid protest case means that the awardee, or some other interested party can become a party to the case and exercise its rights. Intervening requires compliance with a… Read more »

HUBZone Definition The HUBZone Program (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) is a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) program that provides some level of government contracting preferences for small company owners that operate their principle place of business in a designated consensus track and also provide jobs to employees who live in… Read more »

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decided a bid protest case where the issue was whether the agency properly referred the offeror’s technical responsibility decision to the Small Business Administration for a Certificate of Competency (COC) review. This has become a common dispute in bid protest appeal cases. As a… Read more »

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a recent case decided the issue of agency corrective action and how it impacts the pre-award decision and post-award decision process. In this case, the appellant appealed the Court of Federal Claim’s decision that the United States Transportation Command decision to… Read more »

What is the Certificate of Competency  (COC)Program 15 U.S.C. 637(b)(7)? The SBA Certificate of Competency (COC) Program is regulated by the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(b)(7)). After review of the contracting agency’s referral, the SBA issues a written decision to the contracting officer either certifying or not, that one or… 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 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… 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 »

A question often arises as to whether in an SDVOSB small business set aside the federal government can restrict market research to a local geographic area. These are tough issues to address in a bid protest setting. The first thing that potential bidders must realize is that there is concern… Read more »

Should You File A Government Contracts Case at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit CAFC?

Do you have a government contractor Transition Plan checklist when you bid on federal contracts.  Only about 64% of contractors include a vendor transition plan checklist at the proposal development stage. The remaining 36% fail to include a plan simply because the solicitation did not call for one. This is… Read more »