Multiple Competitive Ranges

ranges MULTIPLE COMPETITIVE RANGES Summary:  Multiple competitive ranges within the same procurement are expressly permitted by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).  Procurement decisions involving multiple competitive ranges have been approved by the Comptroller General in GAO Bid Protest decisions, in an Read More

Child Custody – Election of 14 year old – Parenting Plans

CHILD CUSTODY LAW – GEORGIA Karen S. Hindson, Hindson & Melton LLC Custody election of a 14 year old In divorce cases or later modification actions, it is common for a child age 14 or older to make a “custody Read More

Custody Battle

CUSTODY ELECTION OF 14 YEAR OLD CHILD © 2007 Karen S. Hindson, Hindson & Melton LLC In late March 2007 the Georgia Court of Appeals upheld a lower Court which refused to honor a 14 year old child’s election asking Read More

Bid Protests

There are several types of bid protests available for interested parties or disappointed bidders in federal agency procurements, including agency protests (Federal Acquisition Regulation 33.103 and Executive Order 12979), protests before the General Accountability Office, and protests filed with the U. S. Court Read More

Court of Federal Claims

United States Court of Federal Claims - The Tucker Act 28 U.S.C. § 1491 gives the United States Court of Federal Claims jurisdiction to hear claims arising under Section 10(a)(1) of the Contract Disputes Act.  This includes claims by or against, or disputes Read More

War Zone Government Contractor Tort Liability

War Zone Government Contractor Liability Under State Tort Law Is there government contractor liability under state tort law for government contract operations in a war zone?  An important case in this developing area of law is working its way through the federal Read More

Government Contractor Immunity: Katrina Litigation

Government Contractor Immunity – Katrina Litigation On September 14, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an important government contracts decision in the Katrina Canal Breaches Litigation class action lawsuit, reversing a District Court decision Read More

New 8(a) Regulations Effective March 14, 2011

New 8(a) regulations effective March 14, 2011: Joint Ventures – SBA must approve agreement prior to award of 8(a) contract JV may not be awarded more than 3 contracts over a 2 year period without a finding of general affiliation Read More

SDVOSB – Veterans Benefits Health Care and Information Technology Act of 2006

The Veterans Benefits Health Care and Information Technology Act of 2006, 38 U.S.C. Sections 8127-8128 (2006), provides, in part:”…a contracting officer of [the VA] shall award contracts on the basis of competition restricted to small business concerns owned and controlled Read More

Post-Government Employment Activities and Appearance of Impropriety

Permanent post-government employment activities restriction: 18 U.S.C.§207(a)(1) (2006) imposes a permanent prohibition against an individual, who has terminated his or her employment as an officer or employee of the United States, from making any communication intended to influence a United Read More

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