Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Subcontracting and Strategic Alliances

Small Business Runway Act Regulation Goes Into Effect – You May Have a Choice in How to Calculate Your Size

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Being a small business can have its advantages. Federal procurement rules provide that certain contracting opportunities may be set-aside for small business competition. Small businesses also may be exempt from certain procurement provisions, such as subcontracting plan requirements and coverage under Federal Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Prime and higher-tier subcontractors also are incentivized to useRead More

Topics: Small Business / Socioeconomic Issues, Subcontracting and Strategic Alliances

Your Proposal Says What It Says: The GAO Does Not Engage in Revisionist History

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Disappointed offerors sometimes attempt to challenge contract awards by arguing that the agency did not properly take into account a particular aspect of their proposals. As the recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision in Red River Science & Technology, LLC, B-417798.2 (October 24, 2019) makes clear, however, protesters need to make sure that their proposalRead More

Topics: Bid Protests and the Contracting Process, Subcontracting and Strategic Alliances

No-Poach Agreements between Government Contractors May Violate Antitrust Laws

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A group of U.S. government contractors are being accused of entering into illegal no-poaching agreements with each other. On February 7, a putative class consisting of current and former employees filed suit against Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, and Mission Essential alleging antitrust violations. See Hunter v. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp., No. 2:19-CV-411 (S.D. Ohio).Read More

Topics: Statutes and Regulations, Subcontracting and Strategic Alliances