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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.  As part of that plan, the President signed Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, (“the order”) which directs executive departments […]

GAO Bid Protest Jurisdiction, Timeliness, and Automatic Stay

When considering filing a protest, due dates and jurisdictional rules vary depending on the type of procurement at issue.  Here is a quick cheat-sheet for GAO protest jurisdiction, timeliness, and the automatic stay.    

Beer & Bid Protests

Should I file a bid protest? What should I ask in a debriefing? What is my timeline for filing a protest? What if I win an award that is protested? COME GET ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED AT BID PROTESTS OVER BEER!    


Contractors have many balls to juggle at one time. Performing awarded contracts; submitting proposals for new work; identifying potential subcontractors; paying personnel; and complying with the rules under the FAR and applicable contract clauses.  

Defending Against a GAO Bid Protest: Protecting Your Contract Award

Most government contractors know they can protest a contract award to another competitor at the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”).  

Bid Protests Challenging “Other Transaction Agreement” Procurements

On May 31, 2018, GAO, for the first time, sustained a bid protest in connection with an “Other Transaction Agreement” (“OTA”). See Oracle America, Inc. B-416061, May 31, 2018, 2018 CPD ¶ ___.      

Joint Venture Agreements: Make a List and Check it Twice

When the Government issues a procurement as a set aside for entities within a specified small business status program (e.g. SDVOSB, VOSB, EDWOSB, WOSB, 8(a), HUBZone, and small business), eligible companies may not have the capacity or experience to successfully compete for the work on their own.  

Should I File a Bid Protest at GAO?

You were just notified by the government that your proposal, for an important government contract or task order that you were hoping to be awarded, was unsuccessful. The question that immediately jumps to your mind is “what, if anything, can I do to change this result?” The answer to that question depends on a number […]

VA Temporarily Suspending Incoming CVE SDVOSB Applications

The VA OSDBU and Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) announced that on May 21, 2018, CVE will suspend its acceptance of applications submitted by companies seeking to become verified (or re-verified) as an SDVOSB for a period of approximately 30 days.    

SBA’s Door To Its New All Small Mentor-Protégé Program Is Wide Open

Laurel Hockey provides an update to the advantages of and process for applying to the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP).