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“Blacklisting” rule revoked

On March 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed House Joint Resolution 37 (of the 115th Congress) that disapproved a regulation issued by President Obama’s administration. The regulation required government contractors to—

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Basis for protesting bid may be that RFQ unduly restricts competition

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently ruled in favor of a bid protester on the issue of whether a request for quotations (RFQ) unduly restricted competition. The decision provides insight into how to increase the chances of a successful bid protest concerning this issue.

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ASBCA holds no implied duty to audit subcontractors

Contractor escapes having to reimburse over $116 million to Government

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Checklist of recent regulatory changes about government contracting

During the last months of 2016, a number of new rules became effective that may affect government contracts. This post summarizes those new rules and tells you where to find additional information.

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DoDGARs: Comprehensive revision of regulations governing DoD grants and cooperative agreements

On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued updated guidelines for all grants and awards issued by the federal government. The objective was to make the management of the grants and awards easier for both the government and the recipients. There was considerable variations from agency to agency for award documents (containing terms, conditions, standards, and so forth). In addition, within the Department of Defense (DoD), there was considerable variation from component to component so that similar awards for similar projects might have significant differences depending upon whether the award was made by the Army or the Navy. In some cases, the administrative differences might even vary depending upon which command with the Army issued the award. (The last time the system had been addressed was in the 1990s.)

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