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Court Finds that Implementation of Price Competition into AbilityOne Procurements Is Illegal; Melwood Horticultural...

Protest challenging the AbilityOne Commission’s decision to use price competition in a procurement as part of a pilot program is sustained. The AbilityOne Commission...

Agency Erred in Considering Past Performance of Joint Venture Member for Aspects of Contract...

Protest challenging the agency’s evaluation of past performance is sustained. The awardee was a mentor-protégé joint venture. The protester alleged the agency had not...

May 2021 Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)

Morrison & Foerster - This month’s Bid Protest Roundup (featured on Law360) examines three recent decisions by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the...

Agency Properly Awarded Contract to Company with Nine Negative CPARs

Koprince Law - Among some contractors, it’s taken as an article of faith that even a single negative Contractor Performance Assessment Report will effectively...

Awardee Pretty Sure Key Personnel Are Available

Schoonover & Moriarty - A welcome interruption to watching the Chiefs offensive line get demolished in this years Super Bowl was Rocket Mortgage’s prime-time...

The Challenges Facing Veteran-Owned Businesses

This week on Amtower Off Center, Scott Jensen, executive director of the National Veterans Small Business Coalition  joined host Mark Amtower for a discussion...

GAO Says Biden’s Freeze on Border Wall Construction Didn’t Violate Budget Law

The watchdog said the “programmatic delays” were not comparable to an earlier GAO finding that the Trump administration violated the Impoundment Control Act in...

Contractor Tries to Blame Government, Subcontractors, and Material Shortages for Default, But ASBCA Doesn’t...

Appeal of a termination for default is denied. The agency terminated the contract after the contractor fell months behind in providing items for first...

Claim that Doesn’t Itemize Components and Just Contains a Bottom-Line Total Fails to State...

Government’s motion to dismiss appeal for lack of jurisdiction is granted. The government alleged the contractor had failed to state a sum certain for...

Offeror Not Required to Contact Proposed Key Personnel to Confirm Availability; Manhattan Strategy Group,...

Protest alleging that awardee misrepresented the availability of key personnel is denied. Following an initial protest and corrective action, the agency asked offerors to...

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