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 …Read More »
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.Read More »
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 …Read More »
Steve Rubley, CEO of Thomson Reuters subsidiary Thomson Reuters Special Services, has been inducted into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 list of the most influential leaders in GovCon for his contributions in court processes technology. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and …Read More »
The Supreme Court has thrown out a ruling by a lower court over the release of photos allegedly showing detainee abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan. In ordering the New York 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals to review the ruling, the Supreme Court cited a recent change in federal law …Read More »