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Awardee’s Use of Compressed Line Spacing in Proposal’s Text Did Not Run Afoul of...

Protest challenging the agency’s evaluation of the protester’s proposal is denied. The protester alleged the awardee had violated the solicitation’s page formatting requirements by...

Factual Issues Concerning Contractor’s Inability to Obtain Bonds Thwarts Government’s Summary Judgment Motion; Appeals...

Government’s motion for summary judgment is denied in part. The contractor appealed a termination for default and cost a claim asserted by the government...

Agency Appropriately Evaluated Past Performance by Considering Quality Rather than Quantity of Offerors’ References;...

Protest challenging agency’s technical and past performance evaluations is denied. The protester argued that it should have received fewer weaknesses and more strengths for...

Back to Basics: SBA’s OHA Reminds Area Offices How to Apply the Ostensible Subcontractor...

Koprince Law - We’ve discussed the “ostensible subcontractor rule” quite a few times on the blog (including most recently here and here) because it...

Federal Circuit Confirms Blue & Gold Waiver Extends To OCI Claims

Rogers Joseph O'Donnell - In a significant ruling issued June 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for the first time...

OMB Renews Some but Not All COVID-19-Related Flexibilities for Recipients of Federal Awards

Venable - On June 18, 2020, OMB issued M-20-26, Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by...

Proposed NDAA Amendment Would Require Disclosure of DoD Grant Spending

The National Defense Authorization Act for 2021 is starting to gain weight as measures and amendments get added. One of them from Iowa Republican...

GSA Ups Spending Limit for STARS Governmentwide Contract to $22B

The 8(a) Streamlined Technology Application Resource for Services II governmentwide contract, which offers a variety of IT solutions to federal agencies, is getting a...

Pandemic Oversight Committee Launches Contract Spending Tracker

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee on Tuesday launched an online tool to track the federal government’s contract spending.

Despite Agency’s Provocative Metaphysical Distinction Between a Contractor-Subcontractor Relationship and the Bond Between Subsidiaries,...

Protest challenging the terms of a solicitation for a task order is sustained. The solicitation required that the prime contractor be an Independent Public...

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