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Two-Minute Warning – GAO’s Timeliness Rules Have Multiple Triggers

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: To ensure a protest is timely filed, a protester must remain aware of exactly when it learned of its grounds for challenging an award decision. Read the decisions here: Agency’s Acceptance of Proposals After Challenge to […]
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Poorly Written Proposal Fails to Show Compliance with Technical Requirements; GAO B-417311, NXP USA...

Protest challenging the agency’s elimination of a proposal from consideration for award is denied, where the protester failed to follow the solicitation instructions requiring it to use a compliance matrix to point the agency to sections of its proposal that demonstrated the proposed solution met specific requirements. While the protester argued the information was included […]
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Webcast Tutorial

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Two-Minute Warning – Corrective Action Can Bar Protest In More Ways Than One

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: A corrective action that lowers the value of a task order award below GAO’s $10 million threshold for jurisdiction also eliminates the ability to protest. Read the decisions here: Value of Task Order Issued After Corrective […]
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Revisions to the Uniform Guidance Include Welcome Changes and New Areas of Risk

Venable – On August 13, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued its Final Guidance on amendments to the OMB Guidance for Grants and Agreements (Uniform Guidance). The revisions incorporate current goals and initiatives of the Administration, statutory requirements, and clarifications of existing requirements. Considering that these are the first major changes to […]
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Two-Minute Warning – You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: To establish standing, a protester must actively demonstrate an interest in the work. Read the decisions here: Protest Alleging Agency Failed to Provide Opportunity to Compete is Denied, When Protester Had Not Demonstrated Interest in the […]
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Coronavirus Indemnification: The Federal Government Should Broadly Authorize Use of P.L. 85-804 to Protect...

By Robert Nichols, David Bodenheimer, and Andrew Victor of Nichols Liu Nichols Liu - The Federal Government’s response to COVID-19 will depend on contractors receiving...

Two-Minute Warning – Six Years is a Long Time to Wait for Your Money

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: The six-year statute of limitations on claims is difficult to disturb. Read the decisions here: Six-Year Accrual Controlling Even When CO Promised to Pay; ASBCA No. 61178, Appeal of Khenj Logistics Group, and Debarment Does Not Halt Six-Year […]
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Government Acted in Extreme Bad Faith When It Terminated a Contract Based on a...

COFC determined that an agency wrongfully terminated a contract for default where the termination was based on “systemic harassment and trouble-making” directed at the...

Government’s Claim Barred by Statute of Limitations; Appeal of URS Federal Services, Inc., ASBCA...

Contractor’s motion for summary judgment on the government’s claim is granted in part. The government asserted that the contractor had failed to seek government...