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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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How to Work with Procurement Officers on MBE Contracts

Contractors in Maryland familiar with State and County procurement have likely experienced the heavy handed scrutiny of their Minority Business Enterprise (“MBE”) participation forms contained in their bid submissions. Quite often the procurement officer will reject bids for very minor irregularities in the MBE forms. For example, this law firm represented a contractor who submitted…

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