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Court’s Roadmap to Recovering Bid/Proposal Costs

One potential outcome of a successful protest before the Court of Federal Claims is an award of bid preparation and proposal costs. Such an award may be the only consolation if the CFC declines injunctive relief. This was the case … Continue reading

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CFP Issues Report Highly Critical of Lockheed-Martin’s F-35 Program

The nonprofit Center for International Policy has issued a report that is highly critical of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 aircraft program, and raises serious questions about the contractor’s claims related to the program. In particular, the report questions the number of … Continue reading

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DHS Informs Contractors about Portal Security Breach

The Department of Homeland Security has informed contractors their private documents and financial information were exposed by a security breach at its procurement web portal, according to a report on the KrebsonSecurity blog. The report stated approximately 114 contractors that … Continue reading

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GAO Sustains Protest of $1.76 Billion Contract Award to “Old” SAIC

A $1.76 billion contract award for medical, biomedical, and health services was improper because the awardee’s proposal and the evaluation did not reasonably reflect the manner in which the contract would be performed, the likely costs of performance, or the … Continue reading

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GAO Upholds OASIS RFP’s Restrictive JV Experience Requirement

A pre-award protest of a request for proposals for professional services was denied because the protester failed to establish the experience requirement for joint ventures was unduly restrictive of competition. The RFP for services supporting the One Acquisition Solution for … Continue reading

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Northrop Grumman Settles Allegations It Improperly Charged Costs

The Justice Department announced this week that Northrop Grumman Corp. has paid the government $11.4 million to settle a claim for penalties provided under the Federal Acquisition Regulation and False Claims Act based on allegations the company failed to abide … Continue reading

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GAO Issues Report on Government’s Use of Reverse Auctions

The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the use of reverse auctions to acquire goods and services. As part of the study leading up to the report, GAO examined reverse auction activities of the Departments of the Army, … Continue reading

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