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FedBizOpps to Become beta.SAM.gov in 2020

Taft Stettinius & Hollister – The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to decommission the FedBizOpps.gov (fbo.gov) website in the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year and transition its critical functionality to the site beta.SAM.gov. Once the transition is complete, beta.SAM.gov should have the same federal business opportunity capabilities found today in the fbo.gov site. Read […]
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Agency Not Required to Disclose IGCE or Engage in Communications Beyond Price Negotiation Memorandum;...

Protest that the agency’s discussions were misleading is denied, where the agency’s negotiating memorandum informed the protester that its prices were too high for the current year and where the agency was not required to disclose the IGCE upon which this determination was based. Northstate Heavy Equipment Rental protested the U.S. Forest Service’s decision not […]
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GAO Declines to Hear Protest Challenging Items on AbilityOne Commission’s Procurement List; Team Wendy,...

Protest alleging that an agency was improperly trying to get an item listed on the AbilityOne Commission’s procurement list is dismissed. GAO does not review the decisions of the AbilityOne Commission to include items on its procurement list. While the protester alleged that the agency’s conduct constituted an attempt to modify another contract to which […]
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Paycheck Protection Program and Federal Government Contractors

Aronson Tax Consulting - The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides cash-flow assistance through federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during the...

Protester Failed to Provide Evidence of Awardee’s Size to Area Office During Protest; SBA...

Appeal of the area office’s dismissal of a size protest as untimely is denied, where the task order was issued under a Schedule contract and the CO did not require recertification. While the protester argued the awardee had recertified in the SAM database at a level that exceeded the size standard for the current procurement, […]
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What’s in the 2019 NDAA for Small Business Contractors

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act contains several provisions to help small business contractors, including extending the prompt payment requirement to small primes. While the changes are only proposed at this point, not passed, we wanted to highlight these ones to watch. Read the full post at Federal SmallBiz Savvy
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Enhanced Debriefings Work so Why Can’t GSA Move Faster to Make Them Permanent?

Play the “breaking news” sounder. Ring the alarm bells. Get the 1920s newsboy out on the corner of 18th and F Streets in Northwest Washington, D.C., yelling to all who will listen: “If you give contractors more details on why they lost a bid, they will be happier and less likely to protest.D More at […]
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Joseph Petrillo: When a Contract Doesn’t Go as Well as Planned

It seemed like a routine contract award for the Energy Department. DOE wanted a company to process radioactive liquid waste. The winning bidder soon ran into protests, because of its novel approach to handling very dangerous material. Joe Petrillo, procurement attorney at Petrillo and Powell, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more about the case. […]
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Agency Not Required to Indulge Presumptions About Protester’s Technical Expertise; RX Joint Venture, LLC...

Protest challenging offeror’s elimination from the competition is denied. The agency found that the protester had not demonstrated relevant experience under several of the solicitation’s sub-factors. The protester claimed that its experience could be inferred from information provided in its technical narratives. The court, however, found that the agency was not obliged to infer relevant […]
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Proposal to Expedite Small Business Payments

The complexity of federal procurements and advancing technology, often mean that small businesses often and the forefront of development with agile skill-sets are best positioned to handle some jobs. However, small business is often unable to compete for contracts they might be best suited for–aside from daunting process–once a contract might be awarded, smaller firms […]
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