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Pentagon seeks to limit bid protests in federal court

The Defense Department is proposing legislation to impose new constraints on government contractors’ ability to protest federal agencies’ award decisions, including by rolling back their rights to file bid protests in federal court. Currently, companies who believe an agency mishandled a contract award have two independent forums to file protests: the Government Accountability Office and the … Continue reading

All Bid Protests Must Be Submitted Online Starting in May

Vendors that don’t like the results of a contract award will have to go online to take up their beef up with the Government Accountability Office starting next month. Continue reading

DoD Immediately Implements Portion of Enhanced Debriefing Requirements

The DoD has issued a class deviation to immediately implement part of the the enhanced debriefing requirements mandated by the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Continue reading

VA SDVOSB Rule of Two: Court Provides Important Guidance for Protesters 

In a recent decision, the Court of Federal Claims dismissed a rule of two challenge because, according to the Court, the protester only identified one SDVOSB–itself–that was likely to submit an offer at a fair and reasonable price. Continue reading

SBA CVE Protests and Appeals: Coming October 1, 2018

The SBA will begin hearing protests and appeals related to inclusion in the VA’s SDVOSB/VOSB CVE database on October 1, 2018. Continue reading

SBA Size Protest Deadlines: What About Corrective Action?

Does the deadline get extended if the agency takes corrective action in response to a bid protest? Continue reading

GAO: Understated Pricing Alone Isn’t “Unbalanced Pricing”

As the GAO wrote in a recent bid protest decision, unbalanced pricing doesn’t exist merely because some of an offeror’s line item prices are low. Continue reading

GAO Confirms: No Protests of Most Subcontract Awards

In a recent decision, the GAO confirmed that, except in very narrow circumstances, it won’t decide protests challenging subcontract awards. Continue reading

GAO Sustains Protest of $771 Million Defense Intelligence Agency Contract

The contracting giant ManTech Advanced Systems International protested the award in October, saying the defense agency didn’t adequately explain its decision. Continue reading

Strict GAO Timeliness Rules Apply to Supplemental Protests

If a supplemental protest raises allegations independent of those set forth in the initial protest, the supplemental protest must independently satisfy GAO’s strict timeliness rules. Continue reading