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DoD’s $7B Household Goods Contract Takes an Even Stranger Turn

U.S. Transportation Command has provided new details to support the highly-unusual decision it made last week when it re-awarded its $7.2 billion Global Household Goods contract (GHC) to the same vendor — just two weeks after had it pledged to take corrective action on the contested procurement. In short, U.S. Transportation Command’s explanation is that […]
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New GovCon Handbook Arriving July 28! Procedures and Pitfalls of Size Protests and Appeals

Koprince Law is pleased to announce the forthcoming  Koprince Law LLC GovCon Handbook, entitled Procedures and Pitfalls of Size Protests and Appeals, by Senior Associate Shane McCall will be published through Amazon on July 28! Mr. McCall will be hosting an accompanying webinar through Koprince Law on August 5. More At SmallGovCon
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Agency Not Required to Include an “End-User” of Solicited Services on Evaluation Team; DURO...

Protest challenging the award of a contract for pre-habilitation services is denied. The protester argued that the evaluation was flawed because it did not include an end-user of the pre-habilitation services on the evaluation team. GAO dismissed this argument, noting that the makeup of an evaluation is within the agency’s broad discretion. The protester also […]
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“It’s Alive, It’s Alive”: Agency Did Not Err In Reviving Defunct Proposals; Avar Consulting,...

Protest challenging the award of three data processing contracts is denied. The protester argued the agency erred by accepting one of the awardee’s earlier...

Agency Reasonably Determined that Company with Virginia Headquarters Resided in Virgin Islands; Ranger American...

Protest challenging awardee’s Stafford Act eligibility is denied. The solicitation was a Stafford Act set aside, meaning it was set aside for businesses in a disaster-affected area, which, in this case, was the Virgin Islands. The protester argued that the awardee was not eligible for the set aside because its headquarters were in Virginia, not […]
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Agency Did Not Mislead Protester About Its High Price During Discussions; SNAP, Inc., GAO...

Protest alleging misleading discussions is denied. The protester argued that it was misled because the agency failed to inform the protester that it prices were unreasonably high. But GAO found the protester had not been misled. When the agency conducted discussions, it had not yet determined that the protester’s prices were too high. That determination […]
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RFP Requirements that Restrict Competition Must be Reasonably Necessary

Abrahams Wolf-Rodda – Achieving full and open competition for government requirements is one of the most basic tenets of government contracting. But, every day the Government issues solicitations that have some limitations on competition. It may set aside contracts for small and disadvantaged businesses. It may require that offerors possess appropriate security clearances. The list […]
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Joint Ventures: Is “Unequivocal Control” Required?

Koprince Law – Fans of the blog know that we’re wild about joint ventures: they allow small business contractors to use their size status while, at the same time, leveraging their joint venture partner’s experience and capabilities. But joint ventures—particularly joint ventures under one of the SBA’s socioeconomic programs—can be tricky to create. For joint ventures […]
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Contractor Supply Chain Readiness – An Update on Expected Regulatory Changes

By Susan B. Cassidy, Samantha Clark and Ryan Burnette of Covington & Burling In recent years, both Congress and the Executive Branch have made it a key priority to mitigate risks across the industrial and innovation supply chains that provide hardware, software, and services to the U.S. government (“USG”).  Five of these initiatives are likely […]
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Let’s Talk FCA

Crowell & Moring - In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jacinta Alves discuss the $175 Billion CARES Act Provider Relief Fund established in...