“Educating the Government Contracting Community”


GAO Has Jurisdiction in Protests of Subcontract Award Where Government Involvement in Procurement Pervasive

In a recent decision, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed its jurisdiction over protests of a subcontract award in limited circumstances. The protester, The Panther Brands, LLC, filed a protest of an award to its competitor by a subc… Read More
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Court Finds Agency Desire for Better Contractual Terms in New RFP Not Ground to Override Automatic Stay

The Court of Federal Claims issued a decision on the limits of an agency’s ability to override the automatic stay of contract award upon the receipt of a protest. In Supreme Foodservice GmbH v. U.S. and Anham FZCO the contracting agency, Defense Lo… Read More
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Court of Federal Claims Holds That Small Business Set-Asides Are “Competitive”

On 9 November 2012, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims reaffirmed the “competitive” nature of small business set-asides. Res-Care, Inc. v. U.S. involved a pre-bid protest challenging the small business set-aside designation of a solicitation for th… Read More
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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 hi… Read More

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