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FEDBID is Government's Agent in Reverse Auction

The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has recently confirmed that in a reverse auction conducted on behalf of an agency by FedBid...

Agency Cannot Assume Performance Not in Offer

Agencies cannot assign strengths for features not included in an offeror’s proposal, by assuming that these features would be provided...

Details of the "Present Effect" Rule

In a long and detailed opinion, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) of the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) discusses many of...

When Correction of a Bid Will Be Permitted

Even where correction of a bid that results in displacement of a lower bid , it will be permitted where the existence of the mistake and...

Boards Cannot Grant Injunctive Relief

The jurisdiction of the Boards of Contract Appeals is limited, and a recent case reminds us that Boards cannot grant injunctive relief or...

Material Misrepresentation in Proposal

A recent Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) bid protest demonstrates how easy it is for an offeror to make a material...

Correctible (Defective) Claim Certification

In a recent blog on this site, “Defective Claim Certification or No Claim Certification,” this blog explained that a contractor’s failure...

Offerors Who Fail to Follow Proposal Instructions

This blog has frequently noted the crucial importance for offerors to comply with instructions in a solicitation. This is particularly...