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What is a "Sum Certain?"

As used in Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) 52.233-1 (Disputes), a claim is a “ a written demand or written assertion by one of the...

Civil False Caims Act Qui Tam Statistics

The Federal Government in Fiscal Year 2019 recovered more than $3 billion in Civil False Claims Act settlements and judgments. This...

Guard Your Proprietary Information Carefully

A recent GAO decision on a protest that alleged that the agency improperly released the protester’s proprietary information is a case...

Out of Scope Modification

A recent Navy contract modification of a weapon scope is an example of a classic out of scope modification that will be reviewed by the...

Even in Set-Asides, the Price Must be Reasonable

A recent Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) decision on a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (“SDVOSB”) set-aside for shredding...

Patent Ambiguity

This blog has frequently explained the duty of a contractor to inquire about a patent ambiguity in a solicitation (or a contract) before...

The Agency Made 4 Mistakes In the Procurement

In a more “normal” protest, an agency may make one or two mistakes that causes the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) to sustain...