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The ASBCA’s Fraud Jurisdiction

The ASBCA’s Fraud Jurisdiction

It seems that government contractors are increasingly facing government affirmative defenses of fraud in response to their appeals. Contractors need to be aware of the differing jurisdictional standards when confronted with a government affirmative defense of fraud,...

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GAO Goes Electronic

GAO Goes Electronic

The General Accountability Office (“GAO”) has joined the electronic filing club for bid protests. All new protests after May 1, 2018 are required to be filed and administered using GAO’s new Electronic Protest Docketing System (“EPDS”). The only exceptions are for...

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Debriefings Tips

Debriefings Tips

One area of government contracting that can be particularly frustrating for government contractors is learning why you didn’t get the contract award. When the Government is using sealed bidding, it’s usually easily to find out why you lost. You compare your bid...

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Tips On Preparing Proposals

Tips On Preparing Proposals

As experienced government contractors know, submitting the lowest price doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll win the contract when the solicitation provides for a best value award. It’s critical that contractors submit a well written proposal. Below are some tips on...

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Quite a lot if you’re submitting a bid protest to the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”). Government contractors often use names other than their official legal name or fail to make distinctions between the various affiliated companies that make up a group or...

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