Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Two-Minute Warning – Don’t Let an Ambiguous Bond Undermine a Low Bid

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: Using a non-standard bid bond form may not cover all your bases. Read the decisions here: Agency Properly Rejected Bid Bond That Failed to Unambiguously Cover All Excess Reprocurement Costs; GAO B-416502, G2G LLC podcast
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Two-Minute Warning – A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: A well-written proposal includes graphics that match the narrative. Read the decisions here: Protester’s Design Drawings Failed to Match Assurances in Proposal; GAO B-416244, Buffalo Computer Graphics Inc. podcast
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Two-Minute Warning – Untimely Debriefing Request Undermines Protest

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: Non-Required debriefing does not extend deadline for protest. Read the decisions here: Protest Untimely Where Non-Required Debriefing Provided No New Information; GAO B-416232, Exceptional Software Strategies Inc. podcast
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Two-Minute Warning – There’s No Double-Dipping on Grants

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: The government will not pay for a grantee to hire a replacement contractor when the original defaults. Read the decisions here: FEMA Grantee Not Entitled to Recover Costs Arising From Defaulted Contract; CBCA 5933-FEMA, Plaquemines Parish […]
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Two-Minute Warning – If You Mean Optional, Say Optional

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: Pricing out optional services can price you out of competition. Read the decisions here: Protester Failed to Identify Optional CLINs in Pricing Schedule; GAO B-416047, SMARTnet Inc. podcast
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Two-Minute Warning – When “Close at Hand” Is Too Far

PubKLaw’s Two-Minute Warning Podcast offers a quick look on a key takeaway from a recent bid protest case. Today’s warning: The fact that information is available doesn’t always mean it can be considered close at hand. Read the decisions here: Performance Audit Conducted After the Deadline for Proposals Cannot be Used by Contractor as a […]
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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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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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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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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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