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Late-Is-Late Rule Precludes Agency from Extending Proposal Deadline to Accept Untimely Proposals; Syncon LLC...

Protests challenging the rejection of untimely proposals are denied. The protesters had problems uploading their proposals to the agency’s electronic platform. The proposals were...

Been There, Done That: Solicitation Sought Innovation, But Protester Proposed to Adhere to the...

Protest objecting to the evaluation of proposals is denied. The protester objected to a weakness assigned to its management approach. GAO found the assessed...

Minimal Documentation of Evaluation Complied with Requirements of Streamline Procurement Process; ASI Government, Inc.,...

Protest challenging the evaluation of proposals is denied. The protester asserted that the agency disparately evaluated quotations. But GAO found that the different ratings...

“Here’s the Creek, But You Don’t Get a Paddle”: Agency Decision Not Required to...

Appeal is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. The agency’s letter denying a claim did not identify the CBCA as the forum in which to...

Failure to Update “Contingent” Pricing Dooms Proposal and Protest

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,...

GAO: A Higher Rating for One Offeror does Not Mean A Competitor was Penalized

Koprince Law - It seems like it should go without saying, but, just because an offeror with better evaluation ratings is preferred over one...

Congressional Report Calls for DOD Tech to be Built at Home

A congressional task force is urging the Department of Defense to better work with its partners to bring tech supply chains back within the...

Labor Dept. Offering Sessions for Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Increase

The Labor Department will offer virtual seminars throughout August to prepare for federal contract minimum wage increases. The seminars will include video training on...

The Story of How One Small Business Is Barely Hanging on to Its Hopes...

The $50 billion IT services and software procurement known as CIO-SP4 reached new lows on July 19 with the National Institutes of Health IT...

Sole-Source Award Was Warranted, But Court Finds that Duration of Sole-Contract Was Too Long;...

Protest challenging a sole-source award is granted. The Air Force awarded a sole-contract to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation for the development of helicopters. The Air...

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