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NIH to SDVOSBs – "WE WANT YOU"

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) needs more Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) for its CIO-Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Because a number of prior awardees…

The Power of Govt Contracting

Government Contracts Transforms Small, Family-Owned Biz into Wealth-Making Machine Question: How do you take a small, family-owned landscaping company and grow into a Multi-Million Dollar, Multi-Generational, Wealth-Creating Business?  Answer: Gove…

Oprah Does Not Work at the SBA - Act Accordingly

SBA had rejected a women-owned, licensed engineering company’s application for admission to the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program because the SBA did not believe that the owner had been previously subjected to gender discrimination…

Airport MBE JV Agreement That Crashed on Take-Off

International Airport (or other large public contracting agency) announces or issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) that requires bidders to address minority business enterprise (MBE) participation goals. And the predictable scramble among large non-M…

$315K Worth of City Sewer Work Down the Drain

Subcontractors must contingency plan for how they are going to be paid on government contract projects. It is not good enough to inquire of the general contractor, “When will you issue checks on invoices?” Subcontractors on government con…

Can FedBid, Inc. Debar Prospective Bidders?

Does FedBid, Inc. (FedBid), a private company that provides commercial online procurement services to federal agencies and other public procuring entities through its website at www.FedBid.com, have the power to suspend or debar prospective bidders?…

How to Lose $1Million Without Really Trying

A government contractor, McAllen Hospitals LP, dba South Texas Health System, (McAllen) provided general medical and hospital services to veterans in south Texas. During the course of the VA contract to provide those healthcare services, the McAllen…

CVE Wrong for All the Right Reasons on SDVOSB Protest

With daily reports of indictments and guilty pleas of individuals and companies that have improperly obtained federal government contracts that were set aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs”), giving the VA’s…

USDOT New DBE Rules Change the Game

In early October 2014, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued amendments to the regulations governing its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, 49 CFR Part 26, which become effective November 3, 2104. These amendment…

State Prevailing Wage Law Applies Even If State Says It Doesn't

Government Construction Contractors need to know if prevailing wage laws apply to their employees on non-federal public projects. But what do you do if the solicitation documents and contract documents do not provide a clear answer about particular t…

Recent Developments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) needs more Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) for its CIO-Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Because a number of prior awardees… Read More

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GCARL started the year off with a victorious bang for a client, Alpha Transcription, in a “Bet the Company” protest.   If Alpha Transcription lost it could have been devastating for them. The Transcription Services Industry and Market is… Read More

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