In a recent decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals rejected the notion–based in part on Kingdomware–that an GSA Schedule order is a “contract” for purposes of the SBA’s size protest timeliness rules. Continue reading
A recent GAO decision suggests, however, that Kingdomware’s impact could be felt beyond the world of VA procurements. Continue reading
The Policy Flash suggests that the VA is, in fact, moving quickly to implement the Kingdomware decision–and if that’s the case, it is good news for SDVOSBs and VOSBs. Continue reading
Here’s the play-by-play from GovCon Attorney Steven Koprince on what took place today at SCOTUS regarding Kingdomware. Continue reading
The Supreme Court has two federal contracting cases on its docket, and the recent death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia could slow movement on those cases — or lock in lower court decisions in the event of a tie vote. Continue reading
The Supreme Court’s decision is good news for SDVOSBs and VOSBs, which got a bit of a scare when the Supreme Court abruptly yanked the case from its docket in November. Continue reading
In a crushing blow to SDVOSBs, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied the appeal of a lower court decision allowing the VA to procure goods and services using the Federal Supply Schedule without first considering whether SDVOSBs can satisfy the requirement. via SDVOSBs Take It On The Chin: Court Denies … 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.