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Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre Reclaims First Place; Juliane Gallina Takes Second; Mark Milley Moves Up; Wash100 Voting Ending June 1st. ONLY TEN DAYS REMAINING! The 2020 Wash100 Popular Vote will draw to a close on June 1st. With only ten days remaining, excitement is at an all-time high as the battle …

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PSC Comments on DoD, GSA Efforts to Accelerate Payments to Small Businesses; Alan Chvotkin Quoted

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The Professional Services Council (PSC) has released its comments on the Department of Defense (DoD) and General Service Administration’s (GSA) actions to accelerate payments to government small business primes and small business subcontractors, the organization announced on Thursday. 

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PSC Announces Approval of Trump’s Stimulus Act, Response to COVID-19; David Berteau, Alan Chvotkin Quoted

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The Professional Services Council (PSC) announced its support for the signing of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and provided a response to the outbreak, the agency announced on Monday. 

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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Even Third Time Not the Charm – GPO Buy for VA Upheld

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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 …

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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: GPO Buy of Anti-Suicide Gun Locks for VA – An Update

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My September 12, 2019 column, raised questions about a protest at the GAO of the VA’s planned use of the Government Publishing Office (formerly the Government Printing Office) to acquire anti-suicide gun locks and printing instructions. That case addressed the applicability of the VA’s specific statute to give priority to …

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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: All the Facts Should Matter – Even to GAO

The GAO bid protest process is designed to rapidly get all of the issues regarding the protest of an agency procurement on the table and then look at how the law and the facts relate to those issues – from the agency’s and the protestor’s perspective. It is rare that …

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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Did the VA Miss the Forest While Looking Only at the Trees In Buying Suicide Prevention Gun Locks?

Every once in a while, a GAO bid protest decision is issued that catches my attention for reasons having nothing to do with the underlying legal issue being decided. 

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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Don’t Be Late – Or At Least Not Too Late

Companies often learn an expensive lesson when submitting a proposal to a federal agency: don’t miss the date and time for proposal delivery to the person and location specified in the solicitation.  There are also strict timelines for other common procurement situations, including filing of protests at the Government Accountability Office and for claims under the Contract Disputes Act.

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