bid protests

Debriefings are an Important Part of the Procurement Process

February 3, 2017 OFPP: Effective Debriefings Reduce Protests Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, January 9, 2017 Debriefings play a vital role in the procurement process. When conducted fully and fairly, a debriefing provides an offeror with valuable insight into the strengths … Continued

DoD to Study Bid Protest System in 2017 NDAA

January 10, 2017 2017 NDAA Requires Report On Bid Protest Impact At DoD Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, December 14, 2016 We’ve been covering many of the important changes to federal contracting promised as a result of the 2017 National Defense … Continued

Civilian Award Protests Can Continue

December 13, 2016 Senate backs down from attempt to restrain bid protests, but wants more data Source: Federal News Radio, Jared Serbu, December 5, 2016 Advocates and defenders of the federal bid protest process received some welcome news last week … Continued

Cost Realism Evaluations Can Be Complicated

October 25, 2016 Cost Realism: Using Offeror’s Actual Rates Was Unobjectionable Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, October 12, 2016 In conducting a cost realism evaluation, an agency was entitled to use an offeror’s historic approved indirect rates and current incumbent direct … Continued

Offeror’s Need to Adhere to Solicitation Requirements

October 17, 2016 Insufficient Experience Information Sinks Offeror’s Proposal Source: SmallGovCon, Candace Shields, September 28, 2016 An offeror’s failure to provide the type of past performance information mandated by a solicitation led to the offeror’s elimination from consideration for a  … Continued

Check Each Proposal Before Hitting Send

August 25, 2016 Proposal Prep Tips – Don’t Play Hide-and-Seek with Technical Details Source: Fox Rothschild LLP, The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog, Nicholas T. Solosky, August 3, 2016 Contractors that want to improve their proposal drafting skills (and … Continued

Spam Filter Prevented Bid from Being Received

August 22, 2016 Agency Spam Filter Excludes Proposal; Offeror Loses Protest Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, August 1, 2016 An agency’s spam filter prevented an offeror’s proposal from reaching the Contracting Officer in time to be considered for award–and the GAO denied the … Continued

Letter about Formal Protest Sent to US Army

July 11, 2016 Palantir lambastes Army over $206 million contract bidding Source: STARS AND STRIPES, Lizette Chapman, June 21, 2016   Palantir Technologies Inc. sent a letter to the U.S. Army saying it intends to sue over the way the … Continued