Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

The Army Corps of Engineers Seeks to Use More Public-Private Partnerships

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On February 1, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) rolled out a program seeking pitches from private industry for possible public-private partnership projects. The USACE, looking to add efficiency and value to infrastructure projects, announced in the Federal Register a 60-day period for the submission of information on conceptual Public-Private Partnership (P3) deliveryRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Aviation

Contractors Need to Take OCIs Seriously because the Government Certainly Does

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For anyone who’s ever doubted or downplayed the importance of avoiding organizational conflicts of interest (OCIs), a recent settlement announced by the Department of Justice in Colorado should serve as a wake-up call. Last month, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado announced that Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS) and its President andRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Bid Protests and the Contracting Process

Berry Amendment’s Non-Availability Exception Trumps Agency Market Research

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Even on the best of days, determining the proper application of sourcing restrictions in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) can be a chore. The process is further complicated when the procurement is conducted by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Berry Amendment must be taken into account.Read More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues