Monday, July 13, 2020

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Two-Minute Warning – Untimely Debriefing Request Undermines Protest

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: Non-Required debriefing does not extend deadline for protest. Read the decisions here: Protest Untimely Where Non-Required Debriefing Provided No New Information; GAO B-416232, Exceptional Software Strategies Inc. podcast
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Two-Minute Warning – Don’t Let an Ambiguous Bond Undermine a Low Bid

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: Using a non-standard bid bond form may not cover all your bases. Read the decisions here: Agency Properly Rejected Bid Bond That Failed to Unambiguously Cover All Excess Reprocurement Costs; GAO B-416502, G2G LLC podcast
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Two-Minute Warning – Size Challenge Can’t Wait for Outcome of Bid Protest

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: A bid protest does not extend the deadline for filing a size protest. Read the decisions here: Bid Protests Do Not Extend Timeline for Filing Size Protest Against Original Awardee; SBA No. SIZ-5942, Size Appeal of […]
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Two-Minute Warning – There’s No Double-Dipping on Grants

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: The government will not pay for a grantee to hire a replacement contractor when the original defaults. Read the decisions here: FEMA Grantee Not Entitled to Recover Costs Arising From Defaulted Contract; CBCA 5933-FEMA, Plaquemines Parish […]
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Two-Minute Warning – A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: A well-written proposal includes graphics that match the narrative. Read the decisions here: Protester’s Design Drawings Failed to Match Assurances in Proposal; GAO B-416244, Buffalo Computer Graphics Inc. podcast
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Two-Minute Warning – If You Mean Optional, Say Optional

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: Pricing out optional services can price you out of competition. Read the decisions here: Protester Failed to Identify Optional CLINs in Pricing Schedule; GAO B-416047, SMARTnet Inc. podcast
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Two-Minute Warning – When “Close at Hand” Is Too Far

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: The fact that information is available doesn’t always mean it can be considered close at hand. Read the decisions here: Performance Audit Conducted After the Deadline for Proposals Cannot be Used by Contractor as a […]
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Government’s Claim for Undelivered Golf Cart Batteries Slammed Faster than a Country Club Martini;...

Contractor’s appeal of government’s claim is sustained. The contract obligated the contractor to provide golf carts and one replacement battery for each cart. The...

DOD Highlights Section 3610 of the CARES Act to Provide Contractors Relief

By Robert Nichols and Andrew Victor of Nichols Liu LLP On March 30, 2020, the Department of Defense published a memorandum addressing how agencies should handle...

Two-Minute Warning – GAO’s Timeliness Rules Have Multiple Triggers

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: To ensure a protest is timely filed, a protester must remain aware of exactly when it learned of its grounds for challenging an award decision. Read the decisions here: Agency’s Acceptance of Proposals After Challenge to […]
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