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March 16, 2020

Bid Protest Challenging Agency’s Evaluation of Protestor’s Criteria Is Denied When Evaluations Are Reasonable and Consistent with the Solicitation

On February 24, 2020, the GAO denied the bid protest of 22nd Century Technologies, Inc., which challenged the issuance of a task order to KCI-Acuity, LLC by the Department of…
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March 13, 2020

DoD, GSA, and NASA to Issue Final Rule Conforming FAR to 2013 SBA Rule Regarding Multiple-Award Contracts and Small Businesses

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule, effective March 30, 2020, that will amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement regulatory changes made by the Small Business…
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February 10, 2020

What the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Means for Federal Employees

The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) provides a limited waiver of sovereign immunity for claims against the United States for money damages for injury or loss of property caused by…
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February 7, 2020

SBA’s Office of Hearings And Appeals (OHA) Confirms: Affiliation Rules Are Not A Basis To Protest SDVOSB Status Notwithstanding New SBA Rules

On November 3, 2018, Alpha4 Solutions LLC (Protester) protested the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) status of Veterans Medical Transcription Services, Inc. (VMTS) in connection with a U.S. Department of…
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February 5, 2020

Is My Unregistered Mark Protected Under the Lanham Act?

While registering a mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is prima facie evidence of a valid and enforceable mark (and certainly recommended), registration is not required to garner…
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February 3, 2020

Two Recent GAO Decisions Demonstrate the Importance of Knowing How an Agency Plans to Evaluate the Past Performance and Experience of the Contracting Team

GAO recently published two bid protest decisions that address the issue of when contractors may rely on the past performance or experience of a contractor’s teaming partners, and how agencies…
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January 30, 2020

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Boards Have Jurisdiction to Hear Appeals Notwithstanding Nontechnical Defect in Certification

In DAI Global LLC v. Administrator of the US Agency for International Development, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a prior CBCA decision dismissing DAI’s appeals for…
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November 20, 2019

New Rule Issued by the Department of Defense to Restrict Use of the LPTA Selection Process

On September 26, 2019, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to significantly restrict DOD's use of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable…
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November 4, 2019

Domestic Preference & Sourcing Requirements in Federal Government Contracts

Over the past several months, we have seen a considerable increase in the number of clients who have contacted us seeking advice on how to navigate the domestic preference and…
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October 2, 2019

SDVOSB- Understanding the Requirements

What does it take to become and stay qualified as a service-disabled veteran-owned small business in federal government contracting? Click here to watch the first of three webinars as partner Ryan…