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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

SBA Plans to Consolidate All Small and 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Programs

The SBA plans to issue a proposed rule consolidating the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program and the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program. 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

Populated or Unpopulated? Ambiguous JV Agreement Sinks 8(a) Award

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims upheld the SBA’s decision to reject a joint venture agreement that was ambiguous about whether the joint venture was populated or unpopulated. Continue reading

Let’s Replace SBA Small Business Goaling Grades with Participation Trophies

For Fiscal Year 2017, SBA’s small business goaling scorecard awarded 21 agencies grades of “A+” or “A” Continue reading

Small Business Participation Declines, But SBA Still Gives Government High Marks

The FY 2017 report card reveals a mixed bag 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

VA Suspends SDVOSB/VOSB Applications Effective May 21

According to a notice posted on the VA OSDBU website, the suspension will affect “both new applications and applications for re-verification.” Continue reading

GAO Releases Updated Bid Protest Guide

This Guide is packed with useful information and tips about using EPDS and about the protest process in general. Continue reading

Pentagon still doing business with contractor that allegedly spent tax dollars on luxury cars

‘Why in the world we are still doing business with these crooks?” McCaskill asked Mattis. Continue reading