Friday, January 22, 2021

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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 – 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 – 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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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...

Government Constructively Changed Contract By Contravening Parties’ Course of Dealing; Appeals of Raytheon Company...

Appeal of a contractor claim asserting a constructive change is sustained. The contractor provided missiles to the government. The contractor was also required to...

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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Alan Chvotkin Joins Pub K as President!

Pub K is pleased to announce that Alan Chvotkin has joined our organization as its new President. Alan is a leading expert on federal...