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Status-Based Protests of Your Company's Contract Awards Will “Completely Lack Merit”, “Misapply the Law”, And Contain “Disingenuous” Characterizations -- Are You Ready?

It takes a substantial investment to bid on government contracts. And natural reactions to losing a government contract bid can include disappointment, confusion, frustration, and even anger. In response to the sting of that loss some unsuccessful bi… 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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Revisions to SBA Program Regulations Establish Presumption of Loss and Penalties for Willful Misrepresentation of Size and Status Certifications

The Small Business Administration has issued a final rule the clearly addresses a presumption of loss and penalties for willful misrepresentation of size and status certifications. Effective August 27, 2013, the final rule implements provisions of th… Read More
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NASA-OIG Report Finds Potential Fraud and Abuse in WOSB Program

Last month, the Office of Inspector General of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA-OIG) released a report of its audit of internal controls to “manage the risks of unfair and unreasonable contract prices, substandard contracto… 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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Proposed Legislation to Increase Agency Small Business Contracting Goals

On 22 May 2012, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced a new bill to help small businesses compete for and obtain more federal procurement contracts. Entitled the “Small Business Goaling Act of 2012,” the legislation propo… 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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