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All Things Protest: Not So Fast – Limitations to Removing Requirements from SBA’s 8(a)...

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Christian Curran and Olivia Lynch discuss a recent GAO decision that found an agency improperly removed a requirement from […]
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8(a) Contractor Overturns Bitterly Contested State Department Contract

If at first you don’t succeed, protest, protest again. That’s the twist on the old rhyme one 8(a) contractor used to overturn a bitterly contested contract from the State Department. For lessons learned from a nasty case, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to D.C. procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell.
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DoD Has Tough Road Ahead on Supply Chain Decisions

It’s no surprise that an overwhelming share of the Pentagon’s prime contracts are with American firms. In recent years, DoD has been paying more attention to the soundness of those companies’ suppliers. A new analysis by Govini – based in part on work the company has been doing for DoD – finds the department has […]
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The Latest Trends in Procurement

This week on Off the Shelf,  Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group and chair of the Coalition for Government Procurement, provides and update on current trends in the federal procurement market. Gormley focuses his comments  on the current state of the GSA Schedules program as it enters Phase III of consolidation—providing key tips for […]
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New Rules, New Challengers for Contractors

It’s been two years since Congress passed legislation aimed at purging equipment made by untrusted telecom companies like ZTE and Huawei from the federal supply chain. Last week, an interim rule that fully implements the legislation finally took effect. And this part of the law may be quite a bit tricker for companies to navigate. […]
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Independent Public Accountants

Crowell & Moring – Partner Nicole Owren-Wiest discusses Independent Public Accountants on an episode of Baker Tilly’s Fed Talks podcast. The episode covers questions about how IPAs are utilized in the government contractor space, how contractors have reacted to the use of IPAs, and how IPAs are expected to be utilized going forward. Access the […]
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The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | Episode 2

Jenner & Block – In this episode, Partners David B. Robbins and Marc A. Van Allen examine a recent US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. They cover topics with potentially far-reaching impacts for government contractors, including small business subcontracting plans and an interim rule on certain Chinese telecommunication companies. The hosts also welcome Special Counsel […]
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White House Lays Out Issues with House’s Minibus Spending Bill

The initial reaction from the White House on the minibus spending package the House passed on Friday says it would veto the bill should it make it to the President’s desk. Among the several provisions it objects to is the provision that would prevent the proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management and General […]
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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...

Fastest 5 Minutes: FY19 NDAA, FAR Council, and NIST News (July 15)

Crowell & Moring – This week’s episode covers FY19 NDAA, FAR Council, and NIST news and is hosted by partners Peter Eyre and Lorraine Campos. Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive […]
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