Georgia’s same-sex marriage laws evaporated with the announcement of the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision. The landmark United States Supreme Court decision requires States to: - license a marriage between two people of the same sex, and - recognize a marriage between two people of Read More

Final Competitive Range in Federal Acquisitions

Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), GAO bid protest decisions, arbitration panel decisions, and federal court cases all support establishing multiple competitive ranges or a final competitive range in federal acquisitions.   Having made an initial competitive range decision, once it becomes evident Read More

Family Medical Leave Act

Family Medical Leave Act is one of the many federal laws applicable to government contractors. Employers subject to federal Family Medical Leave Act: private employers with at least 50 employees local, state, and federal government agency employers regardless of size elementary Read More

Government Control Exception to Late Proposal Rule

A government contractor successfully filed a pre-award bid protest challenging the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) rejection of its proposal as late.  In the case of Electronic On-Ramp, Inc. v. United States, 104 Fed.Cl. 151 (March 28, 2012), the Court of Federal Read More

Subcontractor Payment on Government Contracts

Subcontractor payment on government contracts can be a real problem – or more accurately, subcontractor nonpayment!  What steps can you take to try to secure subcontractor payment on goverment contracts? Notify contracting officer of prime’s failure to make subcontractor payment Notify the government contracting officer Read More

SDVOSB VOSB Set Asides for FSS Contracts

SDVOSB and VOSB have priority for contracts awarded under GSA’s FSS (Federal Supply Schedule) procedures.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must conduct market research to determine if there are two or more eligible SDVOSB or VOSB concerns capable of Read More

Georgia Government Contracts Information and Opportunities

Statewide Contracts – Requirements Pipeline and Status Georgia Procurement Registry – Bid Notices for State and Local Government Contracts Georgia Procurement Manual There is a wealth of information available on-line to those interested in bidding on Georgia state and local Read More

Bid Protests in the United States Court of Federal Claims

The United States Court of Federal Claims has jurisdiction to hear bid protest cases under the Tucker Act, 28 U.S.C. Section 1491(b).  The Tucker Act, as amended by the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996, Pub.L. No. 104-320 Section 12(a)-(b), waives Read More

Standing to File Bid Protest in Court of Federal Claims

In the case of Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. v. United States, 664 F.3d 1380 (Jan. 4, 2012). the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Court of Federal Claims decision that the appellant was not an 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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