Importance of FAR 9.4 Debarred Meaning & Definition

To effectively respond to, or negotiate the government’s suspension or debarment actions under FAR 9.4, it is important for contractors to understand the underlying legal and policy principles. Without understanding the reasons for the rule, a contractor will almost always fail to the target the right issues to discuss when… Read more »

How To Avoid Common COFC and GAO Bid Protest Intervenor Mistakes

Becoming a bid protest intervenor is usually pretty simple. However, there are many cases where government contractors believed that the would become a bid protest intervenor but quickly found out that they were really not an interested party with legal standing to intervene in the protest. Many contractors attempt to… Read more »

SBA HUBZone Qualification & Requirements 13 CFR 126

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 »

GAO Sustains Protest For Improper Joint Venture Past Performance Evaluation

Avoid Costly Mistakes When Submitting 8(a) Joint Venture Past Performance  GAO protests continue to surface because of improper past performance evaluation of proposals. In a recent case, GAO sustained a protest because NASA considered the awardee’s past performance.  There was no record of actual performance. The problem was that the solicitation stated that NASA would not… Read more »

Latent and Patent Ambiguity Meaning

Court of Appeals Federal Circuit Bid Protest Decides Appeal Patent Ambiguity Dispute 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… Read more »