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Protester Claims Awardee’s Approach is Cheap and Risky, But GAO Says Too Bad, the...

Protest alleging that agency should have found awardee’s proposal unacceptable is denied. The protester alleged the awardee was proposing to understaff the contract and...

CBCA Thwarts Government’s Attempt to Negate Intent of Settlement Agreement; 4K Global-ACC Joint Venture,...

Government’s motions to dismiss and to strike are denied. The contractor appealed a termination for default, its CPARs ratings, and several monetary claims. The...

Small Business Not a “Newly Organized Concern” If It’s Not a Spin-Off of Larger...

Appeal of a denied size protest is denied. The protester alleged that the awardee was not small because it was affiliated with a large...

Bilateral Modifications: Read, Re-Read, and Read Again Before You Sign

Cohen Seglias - The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals’ (ASBCA) recent decision in Odyssey International, Inc. provides contractors with yet another cautionary tale...

FAR Conformed to the “New” Limitations on Subcontracting Methodology at 13 C.F.R. § 125.6

By Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Olivia Lynch, Michael Samuels & Zachary Schroeder of Crowell & Moring The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and...

Biden Issues Sweeping Measures, Including Vaccine or Test Mandate, as Part of New COVID-19...

Miles & Stockbridge - On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. The...

President Biden Signs Executive Order Announcing Plan For A COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement For Federal...

Jackson Lewis - President Biden announced a broad plan that will include as-yet undefined guidance to require federal contractors to “provide adequate COVID-19 safeguards...

Air Force Secretary Wants to Boost Work with Traditional Defense Industry

The secretary of the Air Force wants to increase his department’s efforts to acquire emerging technologies from the traditional defense industry, not just Silicon...

House Passes Shutdown and Default-Averting Package That Now Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

The measure's passage appears unlikely to do much to avoid a shutdown at the end of the month.

Microsoft Takes Further Action Over NSA Cloud Contract

Microsoft filed a supplemental protest with the Government Accountability Office Sept. 2 over a National Security Agency cloud contract worth up to $10 billion...

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