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Bid protest sustained for poor documentation of decision

In baseball terminology, the protester in this case had a triple play. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended—

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Careful adherence to deadline critical to success of bid protest

Once again, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has affirmed a fundamental principle for successful bid protesting: Pay attention to and comply with the deadlines required by the process.

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Final rule issued governing supply-chain risk in government procurement

On October 30, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a final rule governing supply-chain risk and government procurement. This final rule replaces the interim rule issued on November 28, 2013.

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Download free chapter about mitigating conflicts of interest

I'm pleased to announce that Aspatore has published the 2015 edition of Federal Contract Compliance, and my chapter "Effective Mitigation of Organizational Conflicts of Interest" has been included.  You can download a copy of the chapter for free. Or you can buy the whole book.

New regulation permits sole-source awards to women-owned small businesses

On September 14, 2015, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule in the Federal Register to allow women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs) to be eligible to receive sole-source awards under the WOSB program set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (13 C.F.R. § 27.101). These changes are mandated by § 825 of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The new rule becomes effective on October 14, 2015.

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