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Contractors are all too familiar with teaming agreements, joint ventures, and prime/subcontractor arrangements.  In the highly competitive government contracts market for information technology (“IT”) services, such agreements can offer significant leverage.  Contractors are winning more contracts by …
I have been a fan of challenges—also known as procurement contests—for years. I wrote about them for the first time in 2009 when one of the only examples around was a contest DARPA had launched in to see who could develop an …
If you’re a winner under a solicitation, you can’t challenge the ground rules under which you won–at least under the facts of a recent GAO bid protest decision. In that decision, GAO concluded that the protestor of a solicitation’s terms …
Promoting the Procurement Function may be a new concept for some in the Public Procurement profession; however, all public procurement personnel have been and will continue to be involved in “promoting” the procurement function. Some may be aware of their …
When an agency takes corrective action in response to a bid protest, the agency voluntarily agrees to do something (such as re-evaluate proposals, re-open discussions, or even cancel a solicitation) to address the alleged problems identified in the protest. Corrective …
Whether you are an active small business federal contractor, or an entrepreneur still getting your business off the ground, you are going to need a cybersecurity plan. Many DoD contractors, in particular, face a pending deadline to comply …
Emerging International Trends Over the past year, I have become increasingly aware of an emerging trend by governments to consider Unsolicited Proposals (USPs) as a panacea to unlock the inertia that they face in launching Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) or for …
An agency’s oral advice, given at a pre-proposal conference, did not amend the solicitation or legally bind the agency. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO reiterated that offerors rely on oral advice from agencies at their own risk–particularly …
In a GAO bid protest, recovering costs after an agency takes corrective action turns on whether or not the agency unduly delayed the corrective action. A recent GAO case shows that, in certain circumstances, an agency may be able to fight a …
A non-SDVOSB company couldn’t protest the terms of a VA SDVOSB set-aside solicitation, despite entering into a joint venture agreement with an SDVOSB–because the joint venture hadn’t started the process of becoming verified by the VA. In a recent bid …