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Agency Spending Binge Coming as Fiscal Year Winds Down

“With only limited time left in the current fiscal year, eight of the ten highest-spending federal agencies have not used as much as 40 percent of their budgets,” Continue reading

Where Non-Price Ratings Identical, Agency Wasn’t Required to Choose Lower-Priced Offeror

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that where two offerors received identical scores on three non-price factors, the agency could still elect to award the contract to the higher-priced offeror. Continue reading

Don’t Overlook the Seemingly Perfunctory in Your Proposal: CAGE Codes

So you invest heavily in your proposal writers; you review your proposal repeatedly to polish and ensure that it compels; you agonize. Continue reading

GAO Faults Contractor for General Manager’s Sickness

the incumbent had already proposed to use the same general manager for the next contract. Continue reading

Voluntary Protest Withdrawal Following Outcome Prediction ADR Precludes Later Refiling, Says GAO

GAO’s outcome prediction alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) can be a tempting option for all parties to a protest Continue reading

Bid Protests: The RAND Study of DOD Protests at the GAO and the COFC

This short piece discusses the congressionally mandated study of bid protests of (or disappointed offeror litigation related to) U.S. defense department procurements. Source: Bid Protests: The RAND Study of DOD Protests at the GAO and the COFC by Steven L. Schooner :: SSRN

GAO: Where RFP Requirements Clearly Not Met, Protest Costs Reimbursable

As Koprince Law attorneys have discussed in depth, GAO will in some instances award costs for a clearly meritorious protest where an agency does not take corrective action before the due date for the agency report. But what are the standards for a “clearly meritorious” protest? Source: GAO: Where RFP Requirements Clearly Not Met, Protest Costs … Continue reading

Incumbent Not Entitled to “Extra Credit” in Transition Evaluation, GAO Says 

An incumbent contract wasn’t entitled to receive “extra credit” in the agency’e evaluation of offerors’ transition plans. Continue reading

GAO: Subcontracting Plan Required by Solicitation Must be in Proposal

It’s a basic tenet of government contracting that a contractor must comply with the requirements of an agency solicitation. Continue reading

At GAO, Challenge of Restrictive Terms of Solicitation Tough Burden to Meet 

A recent GAO decision provides a real-world example of how not to challenge a solicitation Continue reading