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Bid protests continue to rise as agencies take corrective action more quickly

The Government Accountability Office released its annual report showing vendors submitted 5 percent more protests in 2014 than in 2013. But the overall sustainment rate dropped significantly for the first time in five years.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GAO , industry , Ralph White , Rob Burton , Venable , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 02:30pm EST

Tim Sullivan,Thompson Coburn LLP

As a government contractor, you don't want to be known as a whiner. Companies fear that if they get reputations for protesting bids it could hurt them in the long run. That's according to Tim Sullivan, a veteran of the contracting world and writer of the blog, 10 Myths of Government Contracting. For the next nine Tuesdays, we'll be talking about these myths with him. In today's installment, Sullivan joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss myth number two: that you should always lodge a protest.

Tags: contracting , Tom Temin , Tim Sullivan ,

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 09:20am EDT
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Dan Gordon, George Washington University Law School

As part of our special report, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, we examine bid and contract award protests. In the grand scheme of things 1,600 protests don't amount to much stacked next to the one or two million contract actions each year. Former Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to share his perspective.

Tags: Federal Drive , Dan Gordon , George Washington University , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Tom Temin , acquisition , contracting ,

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 02:20am EDT
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Congress joins the fray as protests mount over strategic sourcing

Reps. Grace Meng and Tim Walberg introduce a provision in the Defense authorization bill to require GAO to study the impact of strategic sourcing on small businesses. GSA also is facing more than two dozen protests over its current and future office supplies contracts and now OASIS.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Congress , Grace Meng , Tim Walberg , Sam Graves , House Small Business Committee , strategic sourcing , GAO , GSA , Office Supplies 3 , OASIS , Sam Bornstein , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 01:29pm EDT

An legal update on government contracts

David Dowd, partner at Mayer Brown LLP, will give us his thoughts on the Mandatory Disclosure Rule, and other legal issues.
April 8, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Civil False Claims Act , Multiple Award Schedule , mandatory disclosure rule , FAR , pay equity , David Dowd , Mayer Brown LLP , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:00pm EDT
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A procurement potpourri

Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement will talk about the top procurement issues in the federal market.
March 25, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , GSA , multiple award contracting , strategic sourcing , contract duplication , innovation , Price Reduction Clause , Carolyn Alston , Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 09:04pm EDT
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Government contract law -- news and trends

Jason Workmaster and Jack Horan, partners at McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, will talk a look back at the legal year in 2013 and what's ahead for 2014.
March 18, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jack Horan , Jason Workmaster , McKenna, Long and Aldridge , Civil False Claims Act , government contracting law , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 08:41pm EDT
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Government contract law -- news and trends

Jason Workmaster and Jack Horan, partners at McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, will talk a look back at the legal year in 2013 and what's ahead for 2014.
February 18, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jack Horan , Jason Workmaster , McKenna Long & Aldridge , Civil False Claims Act , government contracting law , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 08:41pm EST
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OPM cancels $2B training RFP 15 months into the acquisition process

The Office of Personnel Management told contractors last week that the solicitation under the Customized Human Resources Solutions Services initiative would be withdrawn and a new one would be released in the coming months. OPM says the government's training and management assistance needs changed and the current RFP wouldn't meet them.

Tags: Customized Human Resources Solutions Services , contracting , industry , workforce , training , management assistance , Jason Miller , OPM

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:52pm EST

Bid protests holding steady near record highs

The number of total bid protests filed by companies with the Government Accountability Office leveled off last year, falling slightly in fiscal 2013 compared to the previous year. All told, GAO received 2,429 bid protests 2 percent less than the number received in fiscal 2012, according to figures released Jan. 2 in an annual report to Congress.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GAO , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/03/2014, 02:58pm EST
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