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Protester That Could Only Provide a Fraction of the Agency’s Requirements Not an Interested...

Protest challenging agency’s sole-source justification for extending a contract’s ceiling is dismissed. The contract was for the supply of variety of propellants and propellant components. The protester could only provide one of the components representing less than a thousandth of the contract value. A protester that produces only a small component of a proposed acquisition […]
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New DCMA Defective Pricing Pilot Team Will Possess Audit Resolution Authority

Morrison & Foerster – The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) will institute a new Defective Pricing Pilot Team, according to a September 30, 2020, memo issued by Kim Herrington, Acting Principal Director of Defense Pricing and Contracting at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense.  The DCMA Defective Pricing Pilot Team will assist Government […]
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Important Considerations When Structuring M&A Transactions for Government Contractors: Post-Transaction Pitfalls—Part 3 of a...

PilieroMazza – M&A transactions involving government contractors are subject to a host of regulatory and industry-specific considerations. This blog series covers key concerns that can impact a deal. Parts 1 and 2 focus on common problems that arise before and during a transaction. Below we drill down on post-transaction pitfalls in government contractor M&A transactions […]
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SBA Consolidates Mentor-Protégé Programs

By Erin Davis and Suzanne Sumner of Taft Law Last November, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released an interim rule proposing to consolidate the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program and the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program into one streamlined program. For the most part, the programs had overlapping benefits for small businesses as well as similar regulatory requirements. […]
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Federal Government Blows Past Record Spending in Fiscal 2020

The federal government spent a record $6.5 trillion in fiscal 2020, according to data released Friday by the Treasury Department, eclipsing the previous spending record of $4.5 trillion set last year. More at NextGov
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Army Halts Apache Deliveries After Boeing Finds Improper Record-Keeping At Helicopter Factory

The U.S. Army has stopped accepting Apache helicopters from Boeing after the company found that an employee kept “improper” records concerning parts installed on the aircraft. More at Defense One
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Trump Administration Develops Governmentwide Office Reopening Guidelines, With Contractor Help

The Trump administration has put together a set of recommendations that agencies throughout government can use when bringing employees back to their offices, contracting with a private sector firm to compile the suggestions. More at Government Executive
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Claimant Can’t Prove It Had Settlement Agreement With Assistant U.S. Attorney Regarding Termination of...

Appeal of termination for default is denied. The claimant contended the termination for default was improper because as part of its bankruptcy proceedings, it...

Prevailing Claimant Unable to Recover Fees Under EAJA Because Government’s Position Was Substantially Justified;...

Request for attorney’s fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act is denied. The contractor had prevailed on a claim asserting that the government had constructively waived a contract requirement and sought to recover fees under the EAJA. A claimant can only recover fees under the EAJA if the government’s litigation position was not substantially […]
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Alert: SBA Issues Final Rule on Consolidation of Mentor-Protégé Programs and Other Contracting Rules

Koprince Law – In late 2019 the SBA issued a proposed rule that would make a number of significant changes to the mentor-protege programs and other small business contracting rules. Well, the SBA will soon issue its final rule on these changes, so make sure you are aware of the new rules. The rule will be […]
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