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"Pervasive Errors" In Source Selection

It is rare when the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) says that agency actions in its source selection for two different...

Color Coded Training Charts Inadequate in Protest

This blog has frequently discussed poorly or inadequately written proposals which have caused agencies to deem them inadequate and not...

Informal Agency Protests: A Reminder

Formal agency protests must be submitted in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) 33.103, which sets out specific rules,...

Typed Name is Acceptable for Contract Disputes Act

A recent decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“Board”) held that as long as a mark (such as a typed signature)...

Constructive Notice of Contracting Actions

“Constructive” is defined as “legally imputed; existing by virtue of legal fiction though not existing in fact.” Blacks Law Dict. (Tenth...

Contractor's Failure to Respond

A recent decision of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (“CBCA”) demonstrates the importance of a contractor responding to government...

Course of Dealing

A “course of dealing” is a “sequence of previous conduct between the parties to an agreement which is fairly to be regarded as...

Not a Claim

Contractors should use care when submitting an appeal to a Board of Contract Appeals or the Court of Federal Claims. Contractors must...

Understanding a Release

Government contractors sometimes fail to recognize how difficult it is to “undo” a general release they have signed, typically at the end...