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Government Contracting Blog

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Haste Makes Waste: Latent Solicitation Ambiguities

Sometimes, for the best of reasons, a contracting officer (“CO”) decides to charge ahead with a procurement when his or her own staff...

Six Recurring Agency Mistakes in Discussions

Discussions may become a very important part of a negotiated procurement. Discussions always occupy a compelling spot in the lore of...

G.L. Christian & Associates v. the Lions

For more than 50 years, the “Christian Doctrine” has been established law. The doctrine provides that if a mandatory contract clause is...

The Email Mistake

Do you believe your computer’s email program which says “delivery complete” a few seconds after you hit the “send” button? If you do,...

Data Rights Clause Is Material

A recent case at the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) clearly establishes that the technical data rights clauses in a...

Don't Become an UNPAID Volunteer

Do you know what a government contract volunteer is? A volunteer is someone who embarks on duties of their own free will and without any...

Missing Deadlines in Protests

During the Civil War, at the famous Andersonville Prison, on the inside of the stockade and twenty feet from it, there was a deadline...

Responses to RFQs Are Not Offers: The RFQ Mistake

Request for Quotations (“RFQs”) may create a “no-win” situation for a government contractor. That is particularly true when the...

Don't Make the Same Mistake Six Times

A recent case at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals appears to demonstrate that some contract administrators never seem to...

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