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Army Seeks Vendors for Another JEDI Contract

The Army is looking to get more companies involved in its Joint Enterprise Data Interoperability, or JEDI, contract. While it shares the same acronym as a more famous Pentagon procurement—the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, which is currently under litigation—the Army’s Joint Enterprise Data Interoperability contract has entirely separate mission objectives. More at NextGov
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Protester’s Counsel Disqualified Due to Previous Representation of Another Offeror; Quantico Tactical Inc. v....

Intervenor’s motion to disqualify protester’s counsel is granted. The protester’s counsel had previously represented another offeror in preparing an initial public offering. The court...

Agency’s Email to Contractor Constituted Sufficient Preliminary Notice of Intent to Exercise Option; Cooper/Ports...

ASBCA decision denying contractor’s claim is affirmed. The contractor claimed that the government had failed to give proper notice of its intent to exercise a contract option. The Federal Circuit, however, held that an email sent by the government to the contractor gave sufficient notice of the government’s intent to exercise the option. The contractor […]
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No Ambiguity When Protester’s Alternative Interpretation of Solicitation’s Terms Is Unreasonable; Bastion Technologies, Inc.,...

Pre-award protest challenging the agency’s interpretation of solicitation terms and past performance evaluation is denied. The protester objected to the agency’s interpretation of the solicitation’s past performance instructions, arguing that the instructions contained a latent ambiguity. A latent ambiguity, however, only exists when there are two reasonable interpretations of the solicitation’s terms. Here, the protester’s […]
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All Things Protest: CICA Stay Overrides

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Rob Sneckenberg, Olivia Lynch, and Christian Curran discuss the importance of the automatic Competition in Contracting Act stay triggered […]
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SBA Rule Alters the Thresholds for 8(a) “Economic Disadvantage”

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel – Last week, we blogged about the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) May 11, 2020 final rule, and how it impacts certification and related eligibility for women-owned businesses. But this was not the only change made by the SBA’s new rule. The rule also made changes to 8(a) regulations relating to “Economic […]
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GAO Bid Protests: A Wrinkle In Time(liness)

Koprince Law – A GAO protest challenging an agency’s evaluation decision must be filed within 10 days from the date the protester knew (or should have known) of the protest grounds, or within 10 days from the date the protester receives its debriefing (but only if the debriefing was required and timely requested). But sometimes, an […]
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SBA Issues Interim Final Rule on PPP Loan Forgiveness

By Aron C. Beezley, Elizabeth M. Boone, Frederic L. Smith Jr. & Alexander G. Thrasher of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Under the Paycheck Protection...

Hidden in the New House Coronavirus Relief Bill: Billions for Defense Contractors

A section of the HEROES Act championed by Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly would cover executive compensation and other perks for defense and intel contractors....

Joint AI Center Turns To Air Force cloudONE As JEDI Stalls

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center needs three things: new acquisition authorities, more staff, and the cloud. With JEDI delayed ‘potentially many more months,’ director Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan said, he’s turning to an Air Force alternative. More at Breaking Defense
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