When it comes to the amount of time that passes from when Congress makes a law affecting federal contracting rules and the creation and adoption of policy to implement those rules, conventional wisdom tells us diamonds could be created faster. Until today… Continue reading
ICYMI: Impact of the 2015 Spending Bill on Small Federal Contractors (Especially Women and Veterans!) Congress and the President have done their jobs as far as a new federal budget is concerned, but what is the impact of this spending bill and its provisions on small federal contractors? In October, I spoke with my friend … Continue reading
I don’t have a tag for “bad grounds for a GAO bid protest,” but if I did, challenging an agency’s decision not to conduct discussions would fall in that category–at least (as is typically the case), when the solicitation does not state that discussions will be conducted. via GAO: Agencies Have Broad Discretion on Discussions … Continue reading
Are you taking adequate steps to protect your proprietary and confidential information from misuse by teammates? via Teaming Agreements and Proprietary Information – SmallGovCon.
Small government contractors often rely on teammates and subcontractors to demonstrate relevant experience. But as one recently-published GAO bid protest decision shows, some procuring agencies may take a dim view of such reliance. via WOSB Downgraded for Relying on Teammate’s Experience – SmallGovCon.
There seems to be a development that is coming more and more to the forefront: the case of the out-of-control Contracting Officer (KO). There are usually two paths to interactions with a KO, one being the KO who is overwhelmed with the workload, doing the best they can to handle it, and simply have very … Continue reading
The Government Accountability Office sided again with a bid protestor May 30, saying the Veterans Affairs Department should have set aside a contract for emergency notification services to a service-disabled veteran. via GAO says law requires VA to set aside work — Federal Computer Week.
How to nip those protests in the bud — Federal Computer Week. For acquisition personnel who are working on a contract of any significant dollar value, the fear of a protest is almost palpable. Although protests occur on only a small number of contracts overall, when it comes to contracts worth more than $100 million, … Continue reading