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Government Contracts: Doing Exactly What the RFP Says

Always make sure to submit proposals to government agencies in exactly the format for which the Request for Proposals (RFP) asks.  It is the offeror’s responsibility to meet the expectations of the RFP, and the government agency has no duty to adapt their standards to incorrectly submitted proposals.

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Government Contracts: Past Performance of Sub-Contractors

Government agencies must take into account all past performance that they are aware of when evaluating proposals for past performance, including information from other proposals.  In a recent decision, the GAO said that, where two proposals use the same sub-contractor to show past performance in similar projects, it is unreasonable for the evaluating agency to…

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Government Contracts: Timing for Challenges to Solicitation Procedures

Challenges to Solicitation Procedures, Such as Amendments to Solicitations, Must Be Made Before Contracts are Awarded  The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed that, where a protest is based upon a defect in the bid solicitation process, the protest must be made before the bid is awarded. In the case of Comint Systems…

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Timely Bid Protests Offer A Second Chance at Government Work

Many businesses now look to the federal government for work because of the economic downturn, including BRAC, associated projects, and the opportunities created by set-aside contracts. Oftentimes, however, a contractor will have submitted its best proposal only to find that that it has not been successful and therefore must face the question of whether to…

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