I’ve previously written about a procurement for suicide prevention locks and associated printing services that was undertaken for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by the Government Publishing Office (GPO).
A veteran-owned small business challenged the VA and the GPO procurement at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), at the Court of Federal Claims, and most recently, at the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearing and Appeals. At each forum, the protester got more support for its position, but not the relief it sought. Despite their tenacity in pursuing a remedy, this may (or may not) be the end of the road for this procurement challenge.
Click here to read more as Alan Chvotkin, Executive Vice President and Counsel at the Professional Services Council, explains the results and the effect of the latest decision.
About Alan Chvotkin
Alan Chvotkin has served as the executive vice president and counsel for the Professional Services Council since 2001 and is responsible for the association’s legislative and regulatory policy activity. Prior to joining PSC, Chvotkin was vice president of Government Services for AT&T. He also served as the corporate director of government relations and senior counsel with the Sundstrand Corporation. He also has 13 years experience as a professional staff member on Capitol Hill and served on the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
Currently, Chvotkin is a member of the American, Supreme Court and the District of Columbia Bar Associations. He serves as a fellow and member of the national board of advisors for the National Contract Management Association. He co-chairs the operating committee of the Council of Defense and Space Industries Association. Chvotkin also is a founding member and a continuing leader of the federal contracting industry’s Acquisition Reform Working Group.
Chvotkin graduated from American University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration. He also earned a law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law.