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|Ever Wonder What Agencies Do While a Pre-Award Protest is Pending?|
Barbara A. Duncombe, Casie E. Hollis; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
May 6, 2015, previously published on April 27, 2015The Court of Federal Claims recently held that it does not violate the “stay” for agencies to continue to evaluate offers while a pre-award protest is pending. They just can’t make an award. Caddell Construction Co., LLC v. U.S., Nos. 15-135C, 136C (COFC, April 10, 2015).
|Advanced Communication Cabling, Inc. - A One-Off or A New Trend?|
Barbara A. Duncombe; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 6, 2015On March 25, 2015, the GAO denied Advanced Communication Cabling, Inc.'s (“ACCI”) protest challenging a provision in the Department of Veterans Affairs' (“VA”) solicitation that prohibited the use of consultants to assist in proposal preparation. See, B-410898.2. The...
|SBA Issues Proposed Rule to Establish Mentor-Protégé Programs for Non-8(a) Small Business Concerns|
Casie E. Hollis, Suzanne Sumner; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015On Feb. 5, 2015, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a proposed rule that would expand the mentor-protégé program, which is currently only available to 8(a) small business concerns (“SBCs"), to all other SBCs, including traditional small businesses,...
|Those NDAs May Not Be Worth the Paper They Are Written On|
John Chierichella; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
April 22, 2015, previously published on March 24, 2015It is a given that companies strive to protect their intellectual property. Over the years, as an instrument of that protection, companies have made increasing use of non-disclosure agreements to advance that objective. A recent decision of the Court of Federal Claims - Liberty Ammunition v....
|Strategic Considerations in Acquisitions by Government Contractors of Non-Contractor Companies|
Roger A. Klein, David B. Robbins; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
April 21, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015Generally, government contractors have a clear understanding of the primary transactional issues when acquiring other contractors. However, insufficient attention is often given to the special risks present when contractors acquire commercial or international entities. Due diligence applied in...
|Colorado Medicaid False Claims Act|
Gillian Dale, Malcolm S. Mead, Lisa F. Mickley, Rachel E. Yeates; Hall & Evans, L.L.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on March 20, 2015To protect the State Treasury against the submission of false claims for reimbursement of expenses under the Medicaid program, the General Assembly enacted the Colorado Medicaid False Claims Act. C.R.S. §25.5-4-303.5. Under this Act, a person submitting a false claim for payment is liable to...
|Procurement Requirements Are Tightened Following Amendments to PWGSC's Integrity Framework|
Anca Neacsu; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015This bulletin provides an overview of recent changes to the Integrity Framework of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), regarding government procurement and real property transactions. PWGSC is the Government of Canada’s principal procuring department and is responsible for...
|Canada’s Integrity Framework Needs to Be Revised|
Brenda C. Swick; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015Canada’s recent changes to its Integrity Framework for federal government contracts have made it one of the most restrictive debarment regimes in the world, if not the most restrictive. While everyone acknowledges the need for the federal government to contract with only...
Soon: New E-Bidding System and Regulations in Vietnam to Boost Public
Manfred Otto; Duane Morris Vietnam LLC;
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015Contractors will soon be able to benefit from electronic bidding in Vietnam. The Vietnamese Government has issued the new Law on Bidding promising great changes to the bidding process for public investment projects, including public-private partnership (PPP) projects. The Ministry of Planning (MPI)...
|Contractors Must Provide Sufficient Notice Of The Basis And Amount Of A CDA Claim|
Michael J. Schrier; Duane Morris LLP;
March 25, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently decided the case of K-Con Building Systems, Inc. v. United States, No. 2014-5062 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 12, 2015). While this construction case reaffirms some relatively unremarkable concepts of liquidated damages and changes, it does provide some...