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 »

Are You Meeting SBA HUBZone Joint Venture Rules Under 13 CFR 126.616?

Theodore P. Watson, Esq. Historically Underutilized Business Zones / HUBZone joint venture rules are very specific and can be complex. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has initiated some new twists to the joint venture regulations that your company should be aware of.  Failure to follow them can lead a small business… Read more »

SBA Affiliation Meaning & Ostensible Definition

Why is Affiliation an Important Issue in federal government contracting? Awarded contracts are frequently taken away becuase your company no longer meets the small business legal definition. Your competitor will often initiate a small business size protest and claim that your relationship  with another business, usually a teaming partner or subcontractor,… Read more »

Court of Appeals Rejects Arguments for FAR 15.6 Unsolicited Proposals

Compared to regularly solicited proposals by the federal government, writing FAR Part 15.6 unsolicited proposals 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 Federal Circuit Court of Appeals outlined the… Read more »