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Contractor Entitled to Partial Payment—as Opposed to No Payment—for Performance that Fell Short of...

Contractor’s motion for partial summary judgment is granted. The contractor agreed to install energy efficient lights at government facilities. The contract provided that the...

Government’s Approval of Design that Deviated from Specifications Did Not Change Contract Requirements; Appeal...

Appeal of a contractor claim seeking to recover extra costs incurred replacing a ceiling as part of a construction contract is denied. The contract...

The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | Episode 3

Jenner & Block - In this episode, Partner Marc A. Van Allen and Special Counsel Carla J. Weiss examine an upcoming interim rule on certain Chinese...

Intervention in Bid Protests: A Fiscal Year-End Refresher

By Aron C. Beezley of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings As a result of increased government spending at the end of the government’s fiscal year —...

FAR Council Issues Proposed Rule to Increase Domestic Content Requirements Under the Buy American...

Peckar & Abramson - On September 14, 2020, the FAR Council finally issued a proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13881, Maximizing Use of...

IG Finds ‘Significant Inaccuracies’ in Federal Acquisition Service’s Reporting of Small Business Contracts

There have been “significant inaccuracies” in the Federal Acquisition Service’s reporting of small business contracts, a watchdog reported earlier this week. More at Government Executive

Government Not Required to Help Contractor Retain Workers at Poverty-Level Wages; Appeals of Zalzar...

Appeal of claims arising out of a contract to provide temporary workers in the Middle East is denied in part and sustained in part....

Agency Need Not Conduct Discussions Concerning Aspect of a Proposal that Was Not a...

Protest challenging agency’s conduct of discussions and technical evaluation is denied. The protester alleged the agency failed to conduct meaningful discussions because it did...

PPP Loan Forgiveness Checklist

Morrison Foerster - The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides aid to qualifying...

GAO Signals More Demanding Approach to Corrective Action Dismissals

Blank Rome - About a third of U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) protests end because an agency decides to take voluntary corrective action. (This...

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