Fowler General Construction holds a contract to build a new “Collaboration Center” at PNNL’s (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s) campus in Richland, WA. Taxpayers spend about $1 billion per year to Battelle Memorial Institute to operate the Lab for the Department of Energy.
A past performance questionnaire submitted by an offeror’s sister company was disregarded as “inherently biased,” and upheld by GAO in a bid protest
Many of our readers will be aware of, and some of you may even own, a semi-autonomous vehicle.
I’ve recently purchased one and it’s been very interesting adjusting to the vehicle handling some of the driving automatically.
The Department of Defense is seeking input on Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement solicitation provisions and contract clauses that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.
The Armed Service Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”), in its recent decisions, continues to back away from its previous definition of expressly unallowable costs. This altered definition of “expressly unallowable costs” more willingly finds costs expressly unallowable, which has penalty implications.
Dentons Government Contracts team explains the recent change and how this affects contractors.
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These best practices will help a district get the best prices and products, and protect it from scrutiny over purchases.
Joseph Petrillo, procurement attorney, Petrillo and Powell
Sometimes large and highly publicized government procurements go so far off the rails the agency has no choice but to cancel them. That’s what happened when Homeland Security’s acquisition shop tried to make a multiple award deal for agile development. After two rounds of protests, the agency gave up. Joseph Petrillo, procurement attorney with Petrillo and Powell, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more on the perceived irregularities.
When the government publishes a sole source award on FedBizOpps, the ten-day clock to file a GAO protest starts ticking, as one contractor recently discovered.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is targeting procurement rules in response to President Trump’s executive order to evaluate existing regulations and recommend their repeal, replacement or modification.
States begin deliberations on whether to opt into FirstNet or develop their own complementary network.