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COFC Clarifies When Awardees Have Standing to Protest; Sirius Federal, LLC (f/k/a Force 3,...

Intervenors’ motions to dismiss for lack of standing are denied. Several protesters challenged multiple awards made under an RFQ. The protesters were members of...

“That Ain’t Workin’, That’s the Way You Do It, You Get Yourself A Firm-Fixed-Fee...

COFC decision dismissing a contractor’s breach suit is affirmed. The contractor alleged the government had breached by making unilateral deductions from the contractor’s monthly...

No Constructive Change When the Agency Did Not Unequivocally Direct Contractor to Alter Performance;...

Appeal of claims asserting differing site conditions and constructive changes is denied. The contractor alleged that it had encountered a concrete-encased utility line that...

It’s Not Me It’s You: Protester Alleged Agency Ignored Its Specific Technical Approach, But...

Protest challenging the assessment of a deficiency is denied. The protester alleged that in assessing a deficiency to its staffing plan, the agency had...

Antitrust Developments and the Potential Impact on Government Contractors

Stinson - For what is believed to be the first time ever, a private plaintiff successfully challenged an already consummated merger under antitrust law...

Government Contractors Should Prepare Now for the $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

By Anna Menzel, Andrew Guy and Nooree Lee of Covington & Burling On April 27, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order entitled “Increasing the...

President Biden Issues an Executive Order Increasing the Minimum Wage for Many Employees of...

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman - On April 27, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order raising the minimum wage paid by Federal contractors and subcontractors to...

Biden Administration Cancels Border Contracts, Returns Funds to Pentagon

The Biden administration announced on Friday it’s canceling border wall contracts from the Trump administration, returning previously diverted funds and repairing damage to border...

Administration Formally Launches Program Giving Feds Up to 15 Weeks Off for COVID-19 Related...

Congress created a $570 million fund for the initiative, and once that runs out, workers will have to take personal leave or leave without...

Request for Proposals for Black Hawk Replacement Slated for Summer

Following the release of a draft request for proposals late last year, the Army is planning to drop a final request for proposals for...

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