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Agency Properly Rejected Late, Non-Compliant Proposal; Starblast Corporation, GAO B-419948

Protest challenging agency’s rejection of a late proposal is denied. The protester alleged it had been invited to resubmit a proposal after the proposal...

Agency Didn’t Force Protester to Raise Its Prices; The Ginn Group, Inc., GAO B-420165,...

Protest challenging conduct of discussions is denied. The protester alleged the agency did not hold meaningful discussions, contending that the agency effectively coerced the...

Supreme Court Stays OSHA’s Vaccine-or-Test Rule

By: Sati Harutyunyan, Matthew L. Haws, Gabrielle Sigel, Emma J. Sullivan, Joseph J. Torres, and Ishan K. Bhabha of Jenner & Block On January 13, 2022, a divided Supreme Court...

Go Small or Go Home: Understanding Affiliation Rules for Set-Aside Contracts

By Michelle Litteken of Morris, Manning & Martin LLP Although small businesses are, by definition, small, federal government procurements set-aside for small business contractors are...

The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up

Co-hosts Matthew L. Haws and Sati Harutyunyan discuss the implications of the US Supreme Court decision to stay OSHA’s vaccine-or-test emergency temporary standard (ETS). During the episode, Mr....

GAO Tested SBA on Its Tribal 8(a) Verification Process and Found It Mostly Held...

Koprince McCall Pottroff - Federal and state-recognized Indian tribes and members of such tribes are presumptively socially disadvantaged, and if tribal association is verified, no further information...

New Bill Aims to Cut the Price of Spare Parts for DoD

House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney on Wednesday proposed legislation to force government vendors to publicly disclose data about their costs, a move meant...

Case Filed as Bid Protest Should’ve Been Brought as Claim Under Contract Disputes Act;...

Government’s motion to dismiss is granted. The protester filed a bid protest alleging that modifications made to its own IDIQ contract were intended to...

Agency Not Required to Equalize Competition to Accommodate Protester’s Business Decision; Shamrock Marine Towing...

Protest alleging that solicitation was unclear is denied. The protester argued that the solicitation's pricing structure did not provide sufficient information for offerors to...

Supreme Court Nixes OSHA Vaccine-Or-Test Mandate But Okays Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate

Morrison & Foerster - The Supreme Court has blocked a Biden administration rule relating to COVID-19 vaccine requirements, while allowing another to take effect. The...

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