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Disparate Treatment in Evaluation of Offers

It is a fundamental principle of government procurement that agencies must evaluate proposals on a common basis and in accordance with...

Offers Remain Open Even if "Unsuccessful"

Box 12 of Standard Form 33, “Solicitation, Offer and Award” states that that the contractor agrees that if the agency accepts its offer...

Everyone Wishes Agencies Would Comply, but...

On January 5, 2017, the Acting Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy issued a “Myth-Busting” memorandum on the importance of...

Poorly Written Proposals--What Happens?

Well written proposals in response to government contract solicitations are important for any contractor who wants to obtain federal...

GAO Sustained Protests Increase in 2016

The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) released its annual bid protest report to the Congress for fiscal year 2016 on December 15,...

Where Do Action Officers Dream Up These Schemes?

In the Army, much of the staff work on the Army staff is performed by Action Officers (“AO”) whose job it is to “make things happen.” ...

The Consequences of Abusing the Protest Process

Latvian Connection LLC submitted 150 protests to the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) during the first eleven months of fiscal...