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Another Important Lesson to Learn from a Failed Bid Protest Challenging Past Performance Evaluation: Actually Meeting Past Subcontracting Goals Matters

The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) determined that the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) exercised proper discretion when it considered an offeror’s historical track record of not meeting its proposed small busi… 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.… Read More
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Agency Exclusion of Participating Affiliate’s Experience and Past Performance May Be Unduly Restrictive of Competition GAO Finds

In Iyabak Construction, LLC (B-409196, February 6, 2014), pre-award bid protest was filed challenging a request for proposal issued by the Army Corps of Engineer. In the RFP, offerors were notified that the “experience of the offeror’s parent,… Read More
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GAO Report Confirms DOD’s Efforts to Limit Contractor Comment Period to Past Performance Assessments

The GAO recently published its report regarding its review of the Department of Defense’s actions and effectiveness in contractor performance assessments.  The report entitled “Contractor Performance: DOD Actions to Improve the Reporting of Past… Read More
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GAO Decision Limits Affiliate Corporate Experience and Past Performance Credit in Agency Proposal Evaluation

In a recent decision, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has clarified the extent that an offeror may be credited for the experience or past performance of its parent or affiliated company in agency proposal evaluation. In IAP World Services… 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… Read More

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