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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 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: 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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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 government officials to make determinations of incentives earned during contract administration. With past performance being such an essential element of federal contracting, isn’t it in the government’s best interest to …

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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 awarded by the Federal Government under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, along with technical capability and (more recently) past performance. In addition, before making an award, every contracting officer must determine …

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents David Wajsgras, President of IIS Business for Raytheon, With His Fifth Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented David Wajsgras, president of intelligence, information and services for Raytheon, with his fifth consecutive Wash100 Award on Wednesday.  Executive Mosaic recognizes Wajsgras for leading the development of “organic” R&D and securing major contracts from several federal agencies. We are pleased to …

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Tamara Jack Returns to LMI as SVP, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Tamara Jack, who left LMI in late 2015 after she previously served as director and associate general counsel, has returned to the Virginia-based nonprofit government consulting firm as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Jack will oversee LMI’s legal and corporate governance functions in her new position, the company said Tuesday. …

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PAE CEO John Heller Named to American University Business School’s Advisory Council

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2017 — PAE CEO John Heller has joined the advisory council for American University’s Kogod School of Business and will provide mentorship and professional advice to help prepare graduates for employment, GovCon Executive reported Monday. “[The council] can coach or advise the university on what it can do to …

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AT Kearney’s Howard Steinman: Trust Key to Industry’s Role in Cyber Governance

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 5, 2016 — Howard Steinman, a partner at A.T. Kearney and leader for the Americas region with the company’s public sector practice, has said companies should work to build on awareness and public trust as part of industry’s role in cyber governance. He told ExecutiveBiz in an interview published Wednesday that …

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