GAO Sustains Protest of Award For Testing Services for IT Systems

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ award for IT testing was flawed because the agency didn’t consider the proposed relocation of personnel after the first year of performance, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) ruled (Tantus Techs. Inc., GAO, B-411608, 9/14/15, decision released 10/8/15). The agency also failed to properly evaluate offerors’ corporate experience, past […]

GAO Upholds Defense Finance and Accounting Service’s Support Award

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) may proceed with performance of a support services award, the General Accountability Office (GAO) ruled (Savantage Fin. Servs. Inc., GAO, B-411647, 9/17/15, decision released 9/24/15). The GAO rejected the protester’s challenge to the agency’s non-price-factor evaluations and best-value determination. The DFAS issued a request for quotations to provide […]

Cohen Mohr Argues Case of First Impression in Federal Circuit re: BCA Jurisdiction Under Contract Disputes Act: Sharp v. Dept. of the Army, 2012-1299 (Fed. Cir.)

On December 6, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard argument in a case of first impression regarding the interpretation and application of FAR 8.406-6, which provision determines the authority of the ordering agency contracting officer to issue final decisions on claims under the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. § 7101 et seq.  […]

Government Contracts IP Workshop

Cohen Mohr partner, Rod Marvin, will teach a two-day course entitled, “The Government Contract Intellectual Property Workshop,” sponsored by Federal Publications Seminars, on June 13-14, 2012 in San Diego, California.