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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 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

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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ACT I Nominated for ‘Contractor of the Year’ Award; Michael Niggel Quoted

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International has been named a finalist under one of the revenue categories of the 2019 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards. “Our selection represents the hard work of our many talented employees and demonstrates the company’s commitment to our clients and their missions," ACT I CEO Michael Niggel said.

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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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NCI Secures Position on HHS AI Contract; Paul Dillahay Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 05, 2019 — NCI Information Systems will bid for task orders under a five-year, $49M contract to help the Department of Health and Human Services modernize business processes and systems through the use of intelligent automation and artificial intelligence technology, ExecutiveGov reported July 25.

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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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PSC Adds ManTech CEO Kevin Phillips to Board; David Berteau Quoted

Kevin Phillips, president and CEO of ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) and a 2019 Wash100 winner, has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Professional Services Council. He joins seven other new board members who were approved early in 2019 and his appointment was approved at a meeting held on June 18, PSC said Friday

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