Government Contracts & Investigations

Welcome Habib Ilahi

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We are excited to welcome Partner Habib Ilahi to our Washington, DC office—and Stinson’s Government Contracts and Investigations Group. A former Healthcare Prosecutor in the Department of Justice, Civil Division, Fraud Section, Habib assists clients on government contracting matters and special investigations, as well as healthcare litigation. https://www.stinson.com/people-HabibIlahi

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

Tiered Evaluations: A Lesson in Reasonably Applying Different Rules

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It’s not always clear where the applicability of one law or rule should stop and the applicability of another should begin. Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision in Becton, Dickinson and Company, B-417854 (November 15, 2019) helped clarify the interplay between the Buy American Act (BAA) and the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) when itRead More

Topics: Bid Protests and the Contracting Process, Buy American Act, Sourcing Restrictions, Trade Agreements Act

When the Government Asks for Required Information, Answer (But First Make Sure You Have Prepared for the Question).

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You might think that this could go without saying, but apparently it can’t: If you want to succeed in your dealings with the federal government, you need to timely provide information required by law, particularly when government personnel specifically ask you for it. The recent decision of the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals inRead More

Topics: Small Business / Socioeconomic Issues, Statutes and Regulations