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Proposed Amended Rule Tightens the Noose on Pass-Through Contracts

Instead of making a contract award to a company that is planning on subcontracting out more than 70% of the work, the Government is going to require its Contracting Officers to stop and see if there’s a better way to do business. Outstanding! On Ju… Read More
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Agency Issues Final Rule to Provide Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors

On November 25, 2013, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a final rule implementing Memoranda M–12–16, dated July 11, 2012, and M–13–15, dated July 11, 2013, pub… Read More
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GAO Affirms Offeror’s Responsibility for Timely Receipt of Its Proposal

On November 20, 2013, the Government Accountability Office again reminded offerors that the responsibility to ensure the timely receipt of complete proposal by the agency remains at all times with the offeror. In JV Derichebourg-BMAR & Associates… Read More
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VA Amends Regulations Regarding SDVOSB/VOSB Status Protests

In an about face, the Department of Veterans Affairs has issued an interim final rule amending its status protest procedures for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB). Before the VA’s iss… Read More
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Agencies Issue Final Rule on Documenting Contractor Performance

The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have recently issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that establishes standardized gove… Read More
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Agencies Seek to Standardize Contractor Past Performance Documentation

The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), have published a proposed rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to address Government-wide contractor p… 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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