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Latvian Wins Bid Protest Against FedBid for Determination of Non-Responsibility

Posted by Joseph Whitcomb on Apr 14, 2015 3:26:20 PM

Fed-Bids Determination of Non-Responsibility

Kevin Barnes, the service connected veteran owner of Latvian Connections, filed a pro se pre-award bid protest with the GAO against FedBid, Inc.  FedBid, was acting as an agent for the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, in a reverse auction platform and had suspended Latvian, because Latvian had  in FedBid’s terms “taken actions to repeatedly and purposely interfere with FedBid’s business relationships. “  FedBid continued:

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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and a Federal Bid Protest

Posted by Joseph Whitcomb on Mar 17, 2015 11:28:41 AM

How did fresh fruits and vegetables become the ingredients of a federal bid protest?

Raymond Express International, LLC, V. The United States

Pre-award federal bid protest

Plaintiff Raymond Express Int'l, LLC (REI) filed a pre-award federal bid protest on December 8, 2014 and asked the court to enter the following four questions regarding solicitation, which had been amended six times. As anecdotally, three of the amendments were the result of protest previously filed by REI at the agency and GAO level. The solicitation was for a bid to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to DoD commissaries in South Korea, Japan, and Guam. The bid protest for injunctive and declaratory relief was filed under an expedited schedule and oral argument was heard on January 26, 2015. U.S. Court of Federal Claims Court Senior Judge Lynn Bush ruled that the solicitation did not violate procurement laws or regulations and was not arbitrary or capricious and granted defendant's motion for judgment on the administrative record.

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Should We Get involved in the Government Marketplace?

Posted by Joseph Whitcomb on Mar 17, 2015 11:11:37 AM

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Civilian Board of Contract Appeals Reversed–No Flagrant Disregard for Contract Terms

Posted by Daniel McAuliffe on Mar 16, 2015 12:28:02 PM

What Constitutes A Flagrant Disregard For Contract Terms?

Businesses that are government contractors are familiar with the government's enormous amount of discretion.  They are also familiar with the burden involved with convincing a court that the government's use of its discretion was wrong; but it happens – with good facts.

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Topics: Bid Protests, Appellate Law, Government Procurement, contract cancellation, flagrant disregard, government contracting, government contracts attorney, Government Contracts Law Firm, government procurement law

Bid Protests and Rigid Rules

Posted by Joseph Whitcomb on Feb 22, 2015 4:14:48 PM

Your Brilliant Grounds for Bid Protests Won't Matter if You Don't Follow Strict Procedural Rules

When filing GAO bid protests, Strict Compliance with its Regulations is Required. The importance of knowing and understanding the GAO's rules for bid protests cannot be understated.  The GAO strictly adheres to its regulations – including sending protest filings to the correct email address.

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GAO Bid Protest-Significant Weakness

Posted by Joseph Whitcomb on Apr 21, 2014 3:43:31 PM

Does Your Bid Proposal have a "Significant Weakness?"

McGoldrick Construction Services Corporation March 28, 2014

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SBA Bid Protest-SDVOSB Joint Venture Agreement

Posted by Joseph Whitcomb on Mar 15, 2014 5:09:43 PM

What information must a joint venture agreement contain when an SDVOSB is involved?

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GAO Protest-Realism Analysis

Posted by Joseph Whitcomb on Mar 9, 2014 11:17:55 PM

When the Agency Decides to Perform and Price/Cost Realism Analysis

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GAO Bid Protest-Agency's Evaluation of Subcontractor Past Performance was Reasonable

Posted by Joseph Whitcomb on Mar 6, 2014 11:49:25 PM

Can an Agency Evaluate the Past Performance of a Key Subcontractor?

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GAO Protest-Debarment and Compelling Reason

Posted by Joseph Whitcomb on Mar 2, 2014 9:07:17 PM

Government Accountability Office Protest-GAO Determines that Debarment Issues do not fall in its jurisdiction

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