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Agency Should Have Found Awardee’s Ramshackle Restrooms Unacceptable; WRGA Fire Training Simulation Solutions, Inc.,...

Protest alleging that agency should have found the awardee unacceptable is sustained. The solicitation required offerors to propose facilities with permanent restrooms. The awardee’s...

Contractor Entitled to Recover for Defective Specification; Wu & Associates, Inc. v. General Services...

Appeal seeking costs under contract’s change clause is granted. The contract had stated that skids would have to be installed on a floor to...

Solicitation’s Provided Enough Information for Offerors to Compete Intelligently; BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair,...

Protest challenging the terms of a solicitation is denied. The solicitation contained undefined CLINs for growth work—i.e., work that would be identified and defined...

New Florida Law Limits Private Employer Vaccination Mandates; Creates Headaches for Employers Subject to...

Wiley - On November 18, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Florida HB 1B/SB 2B into law. The law, which took effect immediately, temporarily...

GSA Polaris and the New SCRM Requirements: Supply Chain Risk May Put Your Proposal...

PilieroMazza - With the release of GSA Polaris around the corner, one looming issue remains: Contractors may lose out on an award or, perhaps...

All Things Protest – Past Performance Primer and Key 2021 Decisions

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,...

Executive Order 14042 Survival Guide

Sheppard Mullin - On September 9, 2021, the President issued Executive Order 14042, which applies new rules – including vaccination mandates – to federal...

GAO Publishes Fiscal Year 2021 Bid Protest Statistics

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman - On November 16, 2021, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published its Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal...

Administration Isn’t Finished with Its Plans for the Contractor Workforce

The debt ceiling is looming closer and the government shutdown is only a couple of weeks away. And the mask mandate continues to roil...

Analysis: Are Better Debriefings Driving Down Protests?

Beginning 2018, the Defense Department started conducting what are called "enhanced" debriefings that allow for more dialogue with companies after they've lost a contract....

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