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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… Read More
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JV's Experience without Consideration of the Business Entities Forming the JV is Reasonable Contract Requirement

In a recent bid protest decision, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to consider whether the evaluation of a joint venture’s relevant experience was a valid and reasonable agency requirement. In Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. (B-4… 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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SBA Audit Recommends Increased Oversight of Mentor Protégé Joint Ventures to Ensure 8(a) Small Businesses Benefit from the Program

On 23 October 2012, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released the findings of its performance audit of the Mentor-Protégé Program, a program established under the Agency’s 8(a) Business Development Program… 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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