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GAO: Agency’s Reevaluation Didn’t Address “Widespread Discrepancies” in Awardee’s Proposal – SmallGovCon

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When an agency reevaluates proposals in response to a protest, the reevaluation must be thorough and reasonable. In a recent GAO bid protest decision, GAO sustained a protest because the agency’s reevaluation of proposals, undertaken after a protest was sustained, did not reasonably address “widespread discrepancies” in the awardee’s proposal.

Source: GAO: Agency’s Reevaluation Didn’t Address “Widespread Discrepancies” in Awardee’s Proposal – SmallGovCon

Once Again, SBA Strictly Interprets SDVOSB Joint Venture Agreement Requirements – SmallGovCon

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The SBA takes its SDVOSB joint venture requirements very seriously, and even a relatively minor deviation or omission can be enough to render a joint venture ineligible. Time and time again, the SBA’s Office of Hearing and Appeals has shown that it will strictly enforce the rules governing SDVOSB status. OHA’s stance on SDVOSB joint venture agreements is no different. A recent OHA ruling reinforces that SDVOSB joint venture agreements must abide by the letter of the regulation when it comes to required items in the agreement.

Source: Once Again, SBA Strictly Interprets SDVOSB Joint Venture Agreement Requirements – SmallGovCon

GAO Rejects Innuendo-Based OCI Disqualification – SmallGovCon

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Thinking about hiring an employee of the incumbent contractor for your next bid? If so, make sure to protect yourself from disqualification based on an organizational conflict of interest (“OCI”).

Source: GAO Rejects Innuendo-Based OCI Disqualification – SmallGovCon

Government’s Delayed Response Breached Contract, Says ASBCA – SmallGovCon

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Here’s a situation my colleagues and I see with some frequency: a contractor, in the course of working on a government contract, submits a request of some sort to the agency.  Then waits for a response.  And waits some more.  Meanwhile, the government’s delay in responding prevents the contractor from moving forward with some aspect of the project, causing the contractor to incur costs.

Source: Government’s Delayed Response Breached Contract, Says ASBCA – SmallGovCon

OHA Lacks Jurisdiction to Hear HUBZone Status Appeals – SmallGovCon

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While the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals hears appeals for many of the SBA’s programs, there are certain decisions that remain outside of its purview.

Source: OHA Lacks Jurisdiction to Hear HUBZone Status Appeals – SmallGovCon

Voluntary Protest Withdrawal Following Outcome Prediction ADR Precludes Later Refiling, Says GAO – SmallGovCon

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GAO’s outcome prediction alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) can be a tempting option for all parties to a protest, as it provides a preview of sorts for GAO’s written decision. A recent GAO decision, however, underscores that despite its relative informality, outcome prediction ADR can have significant repercussions on future protest developments.

Source: Voluntary Protest Withdrawal Following Outcome Prediction ADR Precludes Later Refiling, Says GAO – SmallGovCon

GAO Faults Contractor for General Manager’s Sickness – SmallGovCon

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When an incumbent contractor’s general manager got sick and had to quit, the contractor promptly found a replacement, which the agency approved. But there was still one problem: the incumbent had already proposed to use the same general manager for the next contract.

Source: GAO Faults Contractor for General Manager’s Sickness – SmallGovCon

8(a) JV Agreement Denied: Participant Brought Only Its 8(a) Status to Relationship – SmallGovCon

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When companies seek to join forces under an 8(a) joint venture agreement, they often focus on meeting the SBA’s specific joint venture requirements. In doing so, however, they might overlook the threshold goal of an 8(a) joint venture: to allow an 8(a) to develop the necessary capacity to perform a contract.

Source: 8(a) JV Agreement Denied: Participant Brought Only Its 8(a) Status to Relationship – SmallGovCon

Limitations on Subcontracting: FAR Revisions May Be Delayed – SmallGovCon

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At least a couple times a month, I’m asked when the FAR’s limitations on subcontracting provisions will be updated to correspond with SBA regulations adopted in 2016, and underlying statutory changes adopted way back in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.

Source: Limitations on Subcontracting: FAR Revisions May Be Delayed – SmallGovCon

CBCA: Overhead Costs During Delay Depend on Uncertain Date for Work Resumption – SmallGovCon

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A contractor can become entitled to costs during a delay in performance. But when is a government contractor entitled to unabsorbed overhead costs during a government-caused suspension or delay? A recent Civilian Board of Contracts Appeals case answers that question in part.

Source: CBCA: Overhead Costs During Delay Depend on Uncertain Date for Work Resumption – SmallGovCon

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