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Agency-level protest of GSA's OASIS contract moves forward

GSA's protest official denies the general counsel's claim that Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. doesn't have standing and is not an interested party. Oral arguments are set for Aug. 29.

Tags: contracting , GSA , OASIS , Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 02:10pm EDT

Two protests filed on GSA's OASIS contract

GSA is facing two pre-award protests in the week since it released the solicitation for its large, multiple award professional services contract. One company filed its protest with GAO. Another firm filed at the agency level.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , OASIS , GAO , Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company , Rudy Sutherland , USfalcon , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/09/2013, 07:04pm EDT

Interior wins protest of huge cloud contract

The Court of Federal Claims ruled against CenturyLink in its protest of the Interior's Cloud Foundation contract. This was CenturyLink's third unsuccessful protest of the multiple award contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Interior , CenturyLink , cloud computing , GAO , Court of Federal Claims , Unisys , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/05/2013, 06:09pm EDT

GAO denies SAIC protest of Defense IT contract

A massive contract awarded to Lockheed Martin in June to manage the Defense Information Systems Agency's Global Information Grid remains in place after the Government Accountability Office denied a bid protest from fellow contractor SAIC. Despite SAIC's allegations, GAO found DISA had reasonably evaluated Lockheed's proposal as well as claims of an organization conflict of interest.

Tags: DISA , Global Information Grid , SAIC , Lockheed Martin , GAO , Ralph White , Gerry Fasano , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 04:18pm EDT

Acquisition executives figuring out how to deal with budget woes

A Federal News Radio exclusive survey of chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives showed most are not preparing for budget cuts or sequestration. These acquisition executives also say they are protecting money for training acquisition workers. OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan said his office is helping agencies make better decisions about how and where to spend money.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Joe Jordan , In Depth with Francis Rose , Mythbusters , suspension and debarment , Chief Acquisition Officer , OFPP , acquisition workforce training , budget , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 06:00am EDT
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GSA, DISA face protests of billion dollar awards

CWTSatoTravel objected to the $1.4 billion E- Travel award going to Concur Technologies. SAIC protested DISA's $4.6 billion award for the Global Information Grid management services to Lockheed Martin. Both protestors are the incumbent contractors.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , DISA , Concur Technologies , E-Travel , CWTSatoTravel , Lockheed Martin , SAIC , GAO , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/25/2012, 03:24pm EDT
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VA, House lawmakers spar over veteran-owned contracting program

The department must decide by Dec. 15 whether or not it will follow GAO's recommendations after losing a bid protest decision. VA tries to explain why service-disabled veteran owned firms do not receive the highest priority for all contracts. Lawmakers express frustration over the agency's explanation.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Thomas Leney , Jack Thompson , Bill Johnson , GAO , Ralph White , Greg Kutz , Small business contracting , Service disabled veteran-owned business , Veteran-owned small business , Small business goals , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:19am EST
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VA to reevaluate T4 protester's bid

The Court of Federal Claims rules in VA's favor on five of six counts. But VA must relook at Standard Communications' bid to see if it meets the solicitation's best value criteria.

Tags: industry , contracting , VA , T4 , Standard Communications , Jason Miller , Multiple award contract , IT services , Cy Alba , Piliero Mazza , IBM , Med Trends

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:23pm EST

Agencies can say no to GAO recs

By law, agencies do not have to follow GAO's recommendations but most do, says William Welch, chair of the Government Contracts Practice Group at General Counsel.

Tags: William Welch , General Counsel , GAO , VA , SBA , contracting , In Depth , Congress

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:37pm EDT
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GAO upholds two of three email-as-a-service protests

Two vendors found success in the claim that GSA was unfair in requiring data centers to be housed only in Trade Agreements Act designated countries. GAO also said GSA was ambiguous in its security requirements for cloud data centers. But the vendors lost on their protest of GSA's requirement for a "government-only" cloud.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , GSA , GAO , technosource information systems , truetandem , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:51pm EDT
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