Cordatis

[Latin]: prudent, wise, sensible, and judicious

The law firm for government contractors, grant recipients, and all other businesses. 

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Cordatis protest win snatches victory from the jaws of defeat

A Cordatis team consisting of Daniel Strouse, Pablo Nichols, John O'Brien, Jason Moy, and Rhina Cardenal recently won a post-award protest on behalf of our client ITillity, LLC.
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Medical Marijuana and Security Clearances

A Cordatis team consisting of Bill Savarino and Rhina Cardenal successfully defended the security clearance of an individual facing accusations related to the use of medical marijuana. Bill Savarino and Rhina Cardenal successfully defended the security clearance of an individual facing accusations related to the use of medical marijuana.
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“Judge Criticizes USPS as K-9 Screening Contract ‘Saga’ Ends”

Law360 recently published an article highlighting Daniel Strouse and Josh Schnell's successful representation of our client in a multi-year protest of a major USPS procurement for bomb-detection services. During the course of this long-running protest, our client went from protester, to awardee, to successful incumbent. 
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New DoD Rule increases the domestic content requirements for certain contracts

On February 14, 2024, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a final rule that changes the domestic-sourcing requirements for DoD procurements subject to the Buy-America Act. When applicable, this final rule generally requires contractors to supply products that are made with components that comprise at least 65 percent of the product’s cost. Click the link to learn more.
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Cordatis successfully defends challenge to security clearance based on allegations of financial distress and foreign influence

Bill Savarino and Rhina Cardenal saved another clearance (and likely a career) with a victory at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals in a complicated case involving the impact of financial difficulties on security clearances.
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Cordatis successfully defends the IRS’s award of a BPA award to Allicent Technology, LLC

A Cordatis team consisting of Daniel Strouse and John O'Brien successfully defended the award of an IRS BPA to Allicent Technology, LLC.
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Cordatis wins GAO bid protest for Deloitte Consulting, LLP

A Cordatis team consisting of David Cohen, John O'Brien, Pablo Nichols, and Jason Moy recently won a post-award GAO protest Deloitte Consulting.  
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Afghan Company Says Taliban Takeover Doesn’t Stop Contract Case

A Cordatis team consisting of Norah Molnar, Josh Schnell, and Jason Moy are representing an Afghan contractor in a U.S. Court of Federal Claims case that raises issues of first impression under the Reciprocity Act.
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Cordatis wins protest over multi-million dollar bomb detection contract

Daniel Strouse and Josh Schnell recently persuaded the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that a Cordatis client should keep its recently awarded contract to provide bomb detection services to the U.S. Postal Service.
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Cordatis wins GAO protest for Obsidian Global, LLC

A Cordatis team consisting of David Cohen and John O'Brien successfully defended the award of an Air Force contract to Obsidian Global. In its decision, GAO rejected the protestor's arguments and agreed that the Air Force correctly awarded the contract to our client.
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Cordatis successfully defends challenge to security clearance based allegations of criminal conduct

Bill Savarino and Rhina Cardenal saved another clearance (and likely a career) by convincing the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency Consolidated Adjudication Services in Fort Mead, MD (DCSA CAS) to withdraw its Letter of Intent to Revoke Eligibility for Access to Classified Information (LOI). The case involved serious allegations of Criminal Conduct under Guideline J.  
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VSolvit, LLC

Cordatis LLP represented Deloitte Consulting LLP (“Deloitte”). VSolvit, LLC, filed a post-award bid protest challenging the United States Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) decision to award a call order to Deloitte under a blanket purchase agreement for Agile Salesforce Portal Development and Support Services.
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Accenture Federal Services, LLC

Bid protest that awardee had disqualifying organizational conflicts of interest is denied where the agency waived the alleged conflicts and the waiver was consistent with the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
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Josh Schnell Discusses the False Claims Act with the Washington Business Journal

Partner Josh Schnell was quoted in a Washington Business Journal Article about the False Claims Act and the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program.  
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Alethix LLC

GAO protests challenging agency’s experience and technical evaluations are denied where protester has not demonstrated that the agency’s evaluation was unreasonable or inconsistent with the terms of the solicitation.
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VSolvit, LLC

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Lynchval Systems Worldwide, Inc.

Bid protest that award was tainted by organizational conflicts of interest is denied where the record does not support allegations that the awardee drafted specifications or had access to non-public information that would have provided a competitive advantage.
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Kearney & Company, PC

Bid protest challenging the agency’s evaluation of a vendor’s quotation under a key personnel experience requirement is denied where the record shows that the evaluation was conducted in accordance with the terms of the solicitation and did not violate applicable procurement law or regulation.
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Brown Point Facility Management Solutions, LLC

Josh Schnell successfully defended our client's award of National Park Service in a post-award GAO protest.  The victory was especially important because it allowed our client--the incumbent contractor--to continue providing critical janitorial services at NPS sites throughout Northern California.  
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Innovative Management Concepts, Inc.

Bid protest challenging the agency’s evaluation under the technical and past performance factors is denied where the record reflects that the agency’s evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the terms of the solicitation.
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Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

On September 9, President Biden announced his Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan. One of the main goals of this science-based plan is to get more people vaccinated.
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E3 Federal Solutions, LLC d/b/a Avantus Federal

Bid protest alleging that agency conducted unequal discussions during oral presentation portion of the procurement is denied where the exchanges between the agency and the vendors amounted to clarifications and where the awardee did not revise or modify its quotation.
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Deloitte Consulting, LLP

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FreeAlliance.com, LLC; Radus Software LLC/Radus CTA; Mobomo, LLC

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Octo Metric, LLC

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QVine Corporation; Digital Age Experts, LLC

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Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

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Janus Global Operations, LLC

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Cordatis obtains potentially precedent setting decision for disabled veterans

Partner Josh Schnell obtained a significant decision from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that should help our client (a service-disabled veteran) and other service members obtain compensation for injuries they incur serving our county.
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Chronos Solutions, LLC

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Chronos Solutions, LLC; Inside Realty, LLC; BLB Resources, Inc.

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Information Management Resources, Inc.

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SecTek, Inc.

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Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC

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ARC Relocation, LLC

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VetsTec, LLC

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OnPoint Consulting, Inc.

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GAO Bid Protest Jurisdiction, Timeliness, and Automatic Stay

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TCG, Inc.

Globally Connected

We are an active member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), an international network of over 100 member law firms located in key business centers around the world, representing a global resource of over 4,000 individual lawyers.

Our LAW affiliation enables us to provide our clients with access to a worldwide solution to their legal needs. Cordatis partner, Bill Savarino, served as LAW’s Chairman.