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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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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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Best Practices to Reduce Risk Factors Related to Government Contracting – Part 2

This is the second part 2 of a 2 part blog about government contracting best practices to reduce business organizational risk factors.  Today’s is for large business.  You can find the other one related to small businesses here. I have been … Continue reading

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GAO Releases Bid Protest Statistics for FY 2011

     On March 13, 2012, the Government Accountability Office released an overview of significant bid protest decisions for Fiscal Year 2011. Included with the overview is a table providing bid protest statistics for FYs 2007 through 2011.  Here are some of the … Continue reading

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Good News for Navigating Government Contracting – Small Businesses

Dealing with the government is not something most business people put high on their lists of things they enjoy. But there’s a reason that small business owners are willing to put so much into learning the inner workings of the … Continue reading

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What is an “ADEQUATE” Proposal?

The Department of Defense looks to give contractors a way to more easily determine whether the proposal is adequate. In a proposed rule, the DOD plans to add a checklist to the DFARS (https://federalregister.gov/a/2011-30907). This proposed rule supports one of … Continue reading

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Note to Contractors for 2012: Bid Carefully

Dear Government Contractor, I know that I haven’t been sunshine and roses lately with my blog posts, but I am writing you this letter to let you know I am sorry.  Instead, I want to give you a bit of … Continue reading

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