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SBA Publishes List Of Active “All Small” Mentor-Protege Agreements

The SBA has published a list of active All Small mentor-protege agreements. Continue reading

GovCon Voices: A Culture of Compliance

When we talk about the federal contracting industry, one of the first things that comes to mind is compliance. Continue reading

27 Percent Of DoD Mentor-Protege Agreements May Be Deficient, GAO Says

The GAO estimates that 27 percent of DoD mentor-protege agreements are deficient. Continue reading

Claim Under VA FSS Task Order Should Have Gone To GSA

It’s a well-known aspect of federal contracting: if a contractor wishes to formally dispute a matter of contract performance, the contractor should file a claim with the contracting officer. Continue reading

Proposed SBA Rule Adopts 2017 NAICS Codes

A proposed SBA rule change published Tuesday, April 18, would incorporate the 2017 NAICS code revision into the SBA’s size standards table. Continue reading

Agency’s Conduct “An Egregious Example Of Intransigence And Deception,” Court Says

A procuring agency’s conduct in the course of evaluating proposals–and defending itself in four subsequent bid protests–was an “egregious example of intransigence and deception,” Continue reading

Getting agencies access to insider threat solutions

Stories about insider threats pop up with alarming frequency. Continue reading

Joint Venture Past Performance: Agency Could Consider Work Split

In evaluating a WOSB joint venture’s past performance, the procuring agency considered each joint venture member’s contemplated percentage of effort for the solicitation’s scope of work, and assigned the joint venture past performance ratings based on which member was responsible for particular past performanc Continue reading

“Government Control” Didn’t Affect Electronic Proposal Timeliness, Says GAO

As one contractor recently learned, waiting until the last minute to submit a proposal electronically carries significant risk that the proposal will not be considered timely, even if the proposal reaches the government server in time. Continue reading

Missing JV Agreement Sinks Offeror’s Proposal

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that the procuring agency acted properly in excluding the joint venture’s proposal, even though the joint venture’s price was more than $300,000 lower than the lowest-priced awardee’s. Continue reading