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Can A Rubber Stamped Signature Bind A Contractor?

Is a rubber stamped signature of the President of a company on a release of claims valid? The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, under...

Recurring Agency Mistakes in Source Selection

For nearly a century the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) and its predecessor, the General Accounting Office, have provided an...

When is a Task Order Out of Scope?

Two recent Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) bid protest decisions are interesting because in both cases, the GAO held that a task...

Extend Your Offer or Submit a Protest

An offer on a government contract is normally subject to a specified offer (bid or proposal) acceptance period. Standard Form (“SF”)...

What is a Fair Market Price in Set-Asides?

What is a fair market price, or a fair and reasonable price? The Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) requires that in a small...