Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Two-Minute Warning – Protester Can’t Challenge Contract It Couldn’t Perform

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: You can’t protest a contract you can’t perform. Read the decisions here: Protester Lacks Standing to Challenge Decision Not to Set Aside Requirement, Because Nonmanufacturer Rule Would Preclude It from Competing for Set-Aside; GAO B-416279, AeroSage […]
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Two-Minute Warning – JV Members Beware Protesting Solo

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: A single joint venture member cannot protest alone. Read the decisions here: Single JV Member Cannot File Protest Challenging Rejection of JV’s Proposal; GAO B-416649, Yona-Brixtel 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 – Don’t Skip the Bid Opening!

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: Missing a bid opening could delay discovery of protest grounds. Read the decisions here: Protester’s Decision Not to Attend Public Bid Opening Prevented it From Discovering Protest Grounds in Timely Manner; GAO B-416379, GC Works Inc. podcast
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Two-Minute Warning – Win the Battle Lose the War

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: Successful appeal requires supported costs. Read the decisions here: Contractor Wins Appeal But Loses Quantum Phase When Costs Are Unsupported; CBCA 5618, Industrial Maintenance Services Inc. v. Department of Veterans Affairs 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 – 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 – 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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