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Not Reading the PWS is a Bad Idea, ASBCA Confirms

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A contractor didn’t read the PWS, then attempted to recover damages for alleged government delays. It didn’t go well, as seen in a recent ASBCA decision.

SOURCE: Not Reading the PWS is a Bad Idea, ASBCA Confirms

Sorry: No GAO Protests of U.S. Mint Procurements – SmallGovCon

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The GAO lacks jurisdiction to decide bid protests of U.S. Mint procurements, according to a recent GAO bid protest decision.

Source: Sorry: No GAO Protests of U.S. Mint Procurements – SmallGovCon

Protest Sustained: Unequal Discussions In $283 Million Census Task Order Award – SmallGovCon

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When an agency opens discussions with offerors, those discussions must be fair.

In a recent decision, GAO recommended the reopening of competition for a contract worth up to $283 million based, in part, on a finding that an agency had engaged in misleading and unequal discussions.

Source: Protest Sustained: Unequal Discussions In $283 Million Census Task Order Award – SmallGovCon

ASBCA: Under FAR, “Days” Meant Calendar Days, Not Business Days – SmallGovCon

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A contractor’s performance schedule, measured in “days,” meant calendar days under the general definition established in FAR 2.101, according to a recent ASBCA

Source: ASBCA: Under FAR, “Days” Meant Calendar Days, Not Business Days – SmallGovCon

Government Damages Contractor’s Equipment, Board Awards Costs – SmallGovCon

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The ASBCA sustained a contractor’s claim for damages resulting from the government’s negligence in taking care of boats leased from the contractor.

Source: Government Damages Contractor’s Equipment, Board Awards Costs – SmallGovCon

Binding Arbitration in Employment Contracts? Not in Some Federal Government Work – SmallGovCon

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A mandatory arbitration agreement with an employee or independent contractor may be prohibited in relation to certain government contracts, as seen in a recent

Source: Binding Arbitration in Employment Contracts? Not in Some Federal Government Work – SmallGovCon

5 Things You Should Know: Affiliation – SmallGovCon

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Affiliation can turn your small business into a large one, and cause you to lose a contract award. Here are five things to know about affiliation.

Source: 5 Things You Should Know: Affiliation – SmallGovCon

Salient Characteristics in Government Solicitations: Close Isn’t Good Enough – SmallGovCon

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GAO denied a protest where offeror’s proposed product did not meet agency’s salient characteristics–should the offeror have filed a pre-award protest?

Source: Salient Characteristics in Government Solicitations: Close Isn’t Good Enough – SmallGovCon

GAO: Email Delivery Receipt Didn’t Confirm Proposal Submission – SmallGovCon

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A contractor submitted its proposal by email, and received an email receipt–but the email receipt wasn’t enough to prove the agency got the proposal.

Source: GAO: Email Delivery Receipt Didn’t Confirm Proposal Submission – SmallGovCon

8(a) Program: Participant Terminated For Missing Annual Review – SmallGovCon

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An 8(a) Program participant was terminated from the 8(a) Program for failing to timely provide its SBA 8(a) annual review forms, and the termination was upheld

Source: 8(a) Program: Participant Terminated For Missing Annual Review – SmallGovCon

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