GAO Says No Additional Strengths Warranted in Technical Proposal Protest

Federal government contractors should be well aware that not all technical proposals receive a higher evaluation score or additional technical strength simply because the company added more than what the solicitation called for. Although you may have truly included more than what the government called for, there are still additional… Read more »

SBA Issues Important New Small Business Rules for Affiliation

By virtue of congressional mandates, and under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) has made recent changes to various rules that regulate small business contracts including those set aside for designated SBA programs and the limitation on subcontracting. The highlights include mention of similarly situated… Read more »

Tips for Agency Past Performance Evaluation Assessments

 A common question arises when government contractors file a bid protest that challenges the agency’s past performance evaluation. Can the agency still give the awardee a higher performance rating when its CPAR ratings show that it had an unsatisfactory rating on one of its projects? It depends upon the documentation of… Read more »