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Afghan Taxes: Amnesty Program Deadline Creates Urgency for Contractors to Address Longstanding Legal Questions

In an article special to PubKLaw, Nichols Liu LLP discusses the upcoming deadline for the Afghan government’s tax amnesty program for government contractors doing...

COVID-19: The Government Contractor’s Guide to Compensable & Excusable Delays

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings - With the recent and rapid spread of COVID-19 in the United States, it is only a matter of time...

5 Things Government Contractors Should Know About Enhanced Debriefings

PilieroMazza – With the end of the fiscal year approaching and the frequency of contract awards increasing, many government contractors will be focusing on post-award debriefings. The Department of Defense (DOD) implemented enhanced post-award debriefings last year, and contractors often have questions about the process. Below are five things contractors should know about enhanced debriefings, which […]
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Barbarians at the Gates: The Rise of Aggressive Commercial Litigation Tactics in Bid Protests

The PubKast - In this episode, Pub K's Senior Editor, Craig LaChance, speaks with bid protest specialist Jon Frankel of Frankel PLLC. They talk about...

“Excuse Me, My Performance Has been Interrupted”– How Excusable Delay Provisions in the FAR...

Covington & Burling - The global spread of the COVID-19 virus may put many federal contractors at risk of missing contractual deadlines. In a...

In Rare Case Court Holds Government Termination for Default was In Bad Faith

Peckar & Abramson – All government contracts give the Federal Government the right to terminate a contract for default if the contractor fails to perform.  If the contractor’s failure to perform is excusable or the termination for default was improper, the termination usually is converted into a termination for the Government’s convenience and is not […]
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Newly Issued Interim Rules Update Paycheck Protection Program Loan Eligibility Considerations

Morrison Foerster - Late Friday evening, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an Interim Final Rule on affiliation, which was posted to the U.S....

GAO Catch-22: A Protest is Both Too Late and Too Early

Koprince Law – Over the years, we’ve written a fair number of blogs about how contractors have been either too early or too late to protest. What we haven’t blogged about is a situation where a contractor is premature and late. Unfortunately for one protester, GAO has recently confirmed that you can, indeed, be both […]
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Government Accountability Office Modernizes Written Decisions on Procedural Issues

Venable – In the past few years, Congress has demonstrated a heightened interest in the bid protest process, seeking to identify how legislative amendments to bid protest procedures could improve the efficiency of the procurement process, prevent frivolous protests that create a bottleneck on contract awards, and generally advance procurement outcomes for the federal government […]
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The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Just Changed the Calculus for Deciding Whether to...

Last week, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) published an opinion in Sonoran Tech. and Professional Services, LLC, v. United States, dismissing all of Sonoran’s bid protest claims as untimely.  There are a number of timeliness issues discussed in the Sonoran opinion.  One of the holdings from Sonoran that contractors (especially awardees with contracts under protest) need to be particularly aware of […]
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