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Mirror Image Doctrine

What happens when a response to an offer does not match the terms offered? In common law this mismatch between offer and acceptances...

Unequal Exchanges in Task Order Competition

A significant number of competitions are held pursuant to task orders either issued under the Federal Supply Schedules (See Federal...

Ratification of an Unauthorized Commitment

Although the Government Contracting Officer contended that FireEye/Force 3 support services provided to the Dept. of Health and Human...

Defective Assignment of Claims on a Contract

The Assignment of Claims Act of 1940 (31 U.S.C. § 3727 & 41 U.S.C. § 6305), provides a financing mechanism somewhat similar to the...

Offer Submitted in Name of Product is Nonresponsive

Recently, in a small business set-aside, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) confirmed an agency’s finding that a protester’s...

Plain Meaning Rule

The Contract Disputes Act permits either the government (with the prior approval of the Attorney General) or the contractor to appeal the...