Government contractors sometimes have to make a decision to engage in protesting federal government contract awards. This level of litigation can be brought before the contracting agency, the Government Accountability Office, or the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. To help to make the process easier, companies should start the decision… Read more »

When the federal government’s contracting agency tries to justify lower past performance evaluation scores, your company at first glance may find it hard to challenge the decision in a bid protest. As in every litigation case, facts drive almost everything. Bid protest based on contractor general past performance evaluations have… Read more »

Government Fight and Arguments for Why its Solicitation Was Unduly Restrictive of Competition Came too Late. In a recent bid protest filed by Pitney Bowes, Inc., of Washington, DC, the U.S. GAO sustained the protest against Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Pitney Bowes litigated the case on… Read more »

Many small businesses will be faced with dissecting the most recent SBA Rule governing the Limitation on Subcontracting Rule. Predictably,  much litigation will be based upon whether a small business is similarly situated or not. This will be a new issue that many small businesses across the country should investigate… 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 »

When appealing a case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the party appealing the case, usually from the Court of Federal Claims must be able to show that the Federal Circuit even has jurisdiction to hear the case. The standard of review must be established… 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 »

 A common dispute arises in federal government contracting as to whether a term extension for a GSA / FSS task order constitutes a new contract. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on this very issue in a recent case. The Court of Federal Claims (CFOC) in… Read more »

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… Read more »