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Request for Equitable Adjustment Did Not Qualify as CDA Claim for Purposes of Statute...

Government’s motion to dismiss claims appeal as barred by the statute of limitations is granted. The contractor asserted various claims seeking damages for delays...

Ceci N’est pas une Pipe: Agency Attempts to Argue that Document Labeled as “Final...

Government’s motion to dismiss claim for lack of jurisdiction is denied. The government argued that the court lacked jurisdiction under the Contract Disputes Act...

DOD and DOL Take Steps to Stop Implementation of Executive Order 13950 in Response...

Wiley - On January 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) issued a revised class deviation, superseding Class Deviation 2021-O0001, issued on November...

Congress Requires Foreign Ownership Disclosures for Federal Government Tenancies of “High-Security Leased Spaces”

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman - On December 31, 2020, the President signed the Secure Federal Leases from Espionage and Suspicious Entanglements Act (“Secure Federal...

No Ostensible Subcontractor Rule for Manufactured Product Procurements, SBA OHA Confirms

Koprince Law - The SBA’s ostensible subcontractor rule can be a minefield for small prime contractors, who must be careful to avoid risk factors...

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021: Need-to-Know Provisions for Government Contractors

Crowell & Moring - On December 11, 2020, Congress presented to President Trump H.R. 6395, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. On...

Biden Seeks to Halt or Delay Trump’s ‘Midnight Regulations’

The new president took several immediate actions to start undoing Trump’s deregulatory agenda.

Biden Administration Could Mean Several New Federal Procurement Rules

If you buy for, or sell to the federal government, you can expect substantial change from the Biden administration. If past is prologue, the...

Gun-Lock Contract Doesn’t Involve ‘Printing,’ Appeals Court Says

Veterans4You LLC showed that the Department of Veterans Affairs unlawfully relied on the Government Publishing Office to handle procurement for gun locks that have...

Agency Attempted Clarifications But Ended Up Conducting Unequal Discussions; DevTech Systems, Inc., GAO B-418273.3,...

Protest alleging unequal discussions and objecting to cost realism analysis is sustained. The protester alleged that a “request for clarification” sent to the awardee...

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