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Posts from Judith Araujo

OHA Decision Highlights the Perils of Mixing Business with Family

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A cornerstone of the Small Business Administration (SBA) size regulations is that a business’s size is determined by measuring its size in addition to the size of its affiliates. The recent SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) decision in Size Appeal of: Cazador Investments LLC (Appellant), SBA No. SIZ-6048, 2020 WL 897975, discusses oneRead More

Topics: Small Business / Socioeconomic Issues

Stinson Attorneys Presenting on CMMC at NDIA Rocky Mountain Chapter

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On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Stinson partners Susan Warshaw Ebner and Eric Whytsell will be presenting on “Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): Guarding the Keys to the Kingdom” at a National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Rocky Mountain Chapter event in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The presentation will highlight the evolution of and latest information about theRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy

Knowledge is Power . . . If You Know How to Use It

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Discussions with an agency prior to submitting a final proposal can lead to a more well-informed submission by an offeror; however, such is not always the case. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision in Quality Control International, LLC (QCI), B-417984 (December 20, 2019) provides guidance as to how offerors should rely on information supplied byRead More

Topics: Bid Protests and the Contracting Process

GAO Reminds Offerors that It’s Important to Substantiate Key Personnel’s Experience

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Putting your best foot, or best personnel, forward seems like “Winning the Contract Award 101.” But a refresher course never hurts. Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision in Deloitte Consulting, LLC (Deloitte), B-416882.4 (January 6, 2020), provided a reminder about the content of a quotation where the solicitation requires submission of a crosswalk, resume,Read More

Topics: Bid Protests and the Contracting Process

GAO Considers Reconsideration

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It’s not unusual for defeated protesters to feel as though the explanation for their defeat short changes their arguments. Indeed, this might be the case for every defeated protester (or intervenor, or agency). The Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision in Analytical Solutions by Kline, LLC (ASK), B-417161.3 (July 11, 2019), published on GAO’s website onRead More

Topics: Bid Protests and the Contracting Process