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NIH to SDVOSBs – "WE WANT YOU"

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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

Court Finds Agency Desire for Better Contractual Terms in New RFP Not Ground to Override Automatic Stay

The Court of Federal Claims issued a decision on the limits of an agency’s ability to override the automatic stay of contract award upon the receipt of a protest.  In Supreme Foodservice GmbH v. U.S. and Anham FZCO the contracting agency, Defens…

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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