Tucker Act Breach of Implied Contract Claim Fails

In the case of Peninsula Group Capital Corp. v. U.S., WL 3069581, August 6, 2010, the United States Court of Federal Claims dismissed a complaint filed against the United States for breach of a contract to transfer real estate. The Read More

Government Military Contractor Sued by Iraqis in Maryland District Court

The case of Al-Quraiski v. Nakhla, 2010 WL 3001986, July 29, 2010, is a sobering opinion by a Maryland federal District Court discussing government contractor civil liability for conduct while performing as a contractor in support of military operations. The Read More

Bid Protest Sustained – No Meaningful Discussions in Negotiated Procurement

An agency conducting discussions with an offeror for a government contract must convey the true nature of its concerns for the discussions to be meaningful. GAO sustained the bid protest of AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc., in B-401961, B-401961.2 (December Read More

Navy Reverse-FOIA Case – Court Favors Release of Unit Prices

A July 23, 2010 decision by the District Court for the Southern District of California in the case of JCI Metal Products v. U.S. Dept. of the Navy, 2010 WL 2925436, affirmed the release of unit pricing on a prior Read More

Lessee of Federal Property no Standing to Sue — Randolph Sheppard Act

In 2008 the United States District Court in Hawaii found the Navy to be in violation of the Randolph-Sheppard Act (RSA) for not requiring private companies that lease Navy land at Pearl Harbor Naval Base to comply wth the RSA. Read More

False Claims Act Applies to Fraud, Not Normal Contract Disputes

The United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, affirmed a Virginia District Court’s decision granting summary judgment to the defendant in a qui tam suit brought under the False Claims Act. U.S. ex rel. Owens v. First Kuwaiti General Trading Read More

Government Not Liable Under FTCA for Action of Government Contractor

On July 14, 2010, in Moreno v. U.S., the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a Pennsylvania District Court decision that federal prisoner Moreno was not entitled to relief under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), Read More

Anti-Assignment Acts – Government Must Give Clear Assent to Assignment

The Anti-Assignments Acts (31 U.S.C. Section 3727 and 41 U.S.C. Section 15) invalidate assignments of government contracts (assigning contract proceeds to a third party) unless specific conditions are met. The Government may waive the requirements of the Anti-Assignment Acts if Read More

Bid Protest of NASA Award – Space Station Cargo Transportation

PlanetSpace, Inc. v. U.S., 92 Fed.Cl. 520 (April 26, 2010) is a post-award bid protest in the Court of Federal Claims by an unsuccessful bidder on the contract awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide cargo transportation Read More

FAR Interim Rule – Reporting of Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards

Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-44 issued July 8, 2010 establishes an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 2 of Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-282), as amended by section 6202 of Read More

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