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Government Contracts Buzz

Posted by Joseph Whitcomb on Aug 7, 2014 10:41:50 PM

Are Government Contracts Worth the Hype?

This week brought with it two notable news stories in the world of government contracts and procurement.  The first ties into an ongoing international tax law issue and the second involves labor laws.  What are these news stories?  Will they impact your current or future business?  Only one way to find out.  Keep reading…

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Topics: Government Procurement, Colorado government procurement lawyers, Government procurement attorneys in Colorado

Case Alert for Veteran-Owned Small Business

Posted by Joseph Whitcomb on Jul 7, 2014 11:46:16 AM

Veteran-Owned Small Business Must Be Small

In early June, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a notable opinion for those involved in government procurement.  The case, Kingdomware Techs, Inc. v. United States, was on appeal from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Kingdomware, a small certified service-disabled veteran-owned small business, brought suit against the U.S. when the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) procured services it needed to install an Emergency Notification Service in several of its hospitals from a vendor on the FSS, although the specific vendor was not a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). The FSS (Federal Supply Schedule) is a list of vendors approved to do business for any governmental agency, and a Veteran-Owned Small Business may appear on the list. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims found against Kingdomware and the Court of Appeals agreed. The issue came down to statutory construction. Particularly important to the decision was 38 U.S.C. § 8127(c), which states:

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Topics: Government Procurement, sdvosb, Colorado government procurement attorneys, Colorado government procurement lawyers, SDVOSB, SDVOSB attorney, sdvosb certification, SDVOSB lawyer

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