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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

More federal contracts protested in 2008

GAO report to Congress shows a 17 percent increase over last year.

Tags: William Shook , contracting , GAO , JM , K&L Gates , training , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Tuesday - 12/30/2008, 07:41pm EST

More vendors gaining relief from protests

GAO's latest report finds contractors have a 1-in-2 chance to gain some type of relief from agencies when they protest a solicitation. Agencies turning more to alternative dispute resolution to help solve complaints. Bid protests expected to increase in 2010.

Tags: contracting , Mike Golden , GAO , DoD , Bill Shook , Marcia Madsen , Mayer Brown , Shook Doran Koehl , alternative dispute resolution , acquisition workforce , budget

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 07:56am EST
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More federal contracts protested in 2008

GAO report to Congress shows a 17 percent increase over last year.

Tags: William Shook , contracting , GAO , JM , K&L Gates , training , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Tuesday - 12/30/2008, 07:41pm EST

Interior to start over for cloud email with an RFI

Agency will do market research to see how the cloud market has changed. This decision prompted Onix and Google to drop their lawsuit.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Interior , Onix , Google , Softchoice , Microsoft , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 07:06pm EDT

Google, Onix withdrawal protest of Interior cloud email award

The two protestors said in court documents Interior has agreed to take steps to fix potential contracting issues. But the Justice Department disputed Google and Onix's claims saying no agreement has been reached. Interior hired Softchoice to provide Microsoft software for email and collaboration in the cloud almost a year ago.

Tags: technology , industry , contracting , Interior , Google , Onix , Softchoice , Microsoft , Susan Braden , Jason Miller , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 06:57pm EDT

Bid protests of HHS office space contract sustained

A GAO report recommends that GSA review the criteria it used for HHS office space bid.

Tags: HHS , GAO , GSA , contracting , one largo metro , metroview , fishers lane/jbg , Jory Heckman , office space

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 07:28pm EDT
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