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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…

Past Labor Law Violations To Haunt Government Contractors

On August 5, 2014, the Federal Register published President Obama then-recently issued Executive Order 13673, which directs agencies to ensure that before they make award of a contract for more than $500,000 that they take steps to demonstrate that t…

Court Holds Agency Under No Obligation to Waive Defect or Allow Contractor to Correct Defect

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently affirmed the extent of an agency’s ability to waive defects or minor irregularities in proposals submitted to it.  In Business Integra, Inc. v. U.S., the agency eliminated the contractor’s proposal from…

GAO Finds that Amendment to Date of Bid Submission Does Not Automatically Change Time of Submission

On January 8, 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reaffirmed its position that “where an amendment changes only the date of receipt of quotations or proposals, the time established for receipt is unchanged.”  In International Code…

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 & Associate…

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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