Tag: Alan Chvotkin

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

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

I’ve previously written about a procurement for suicide prevention locks and associated printing services that was undertaken for the Department
Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: GPO Buy of Anti-Suicide Gun Locks for VA – An UpdateGovCon Expert

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

My September 12, 2019 column, raised questions about a protest at the GAO of the VA’s planned use of the
Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: All the Facts Should Matter – Even to GAOGovCon Expert

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

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…
Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Penalizing the Unsuspecting One OfferorNews

Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Penalizing the Unsuspecting One Offeror

Federal agencies have long been troubled with what to do when there is an expectation that multiple proposals will be…
Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Don’t Be Late – Or At Least Not Too LateNews

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…
Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Past Performance Need Not Be Prologue in Government ContractsGovCon Expert

Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Past Performance Need Not Be Prologue in Government Contracts

Evaluating a contractor’s past performance is an essential element of all significant government solicitations. Such evaluations are also used by
Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Can Contracts Be Awarded Without Pricing?GovCon Expert

Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Can Contracts Be Awarded Without Pricing?

Since the enactment of the Competition in Contracting Act in 1984, price has been an essential element of every contract
Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: For a Long Life, Be Named “Key Personnel”GovCon Expert

Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: For a Long Life, Be Named “Key Personnel”

For services contracts, the government understandably wants to know who will be performing the work they require. They frequently ask
Alan Chvotkin from the Professional Services Council Reviews Cases Involving Protests of Contract AwardsContract Awards

Alan Chvotkin from the Professional Services Council Reviews Cases Involving Protests of Contract Awards

In his debut column, Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council, analyzes two recent cases