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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: 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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Steve Rubley Elected Into 2016 Wash100 List for Court System Tech Leadership

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 …

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News- Supreme Court Overturns Ruling on Detainee Photos

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 …

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