Government Contracts & Investigations

GSA Removes All But DoD-Approved Drones from MAS Contracts

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In a move that has been expected for some time, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced on January 12, 2021 that it will remove all drones (as defined by 49 U.S.C. Ch. 448) from Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts, except those drones approved by the Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) through itsRead More

Topics: Aviation, Sourcing Restrictions, Trade Agreements Act

Don’t Wait Too Long to Bring Your Protest or You’ll Miss Your Opportunity!

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Pre-award protests can be tricky. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has jurisdiction to hear timely bid protests by interested parties regarding violations of procurement law or regulation. Under GAO rules, a pre-award protest challenging improprieties in a solicitation must be filed before the closing time for receipt of initial proposals or quotations. All otherRead More

Topics: Bid Protests and the Contracting Process

Happy New Year!

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The New Year is fast approaching, and this week the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, was signed into law. The Act includes appropriations provisions for the Executive branch agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Energy, Interior, Labor, Health and Human Services, State, Treasury, the General Services Administration, and more, as well as theRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

A Case for Protecting Data Rights – The Boeing Co. v. Secretary of the Air Force

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The Government has many rules regarding the protection of data. Government contractors must understand these rules and the importance of timely and properly marking data that they own or develop in performance of a government contract in order to protect it from unauthorized use, release or disclosure by both the Government and third parties.. TheRead More

Topics: Claims and Disputes

Contractors Should Not Leave Money on the Table: The Federal Circuit Clears the Way for Boeing to Use the Tucker Act to Sue DoD for “Illegal Exaction” in Connection with Contract Costs

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In these unprecedented, economically-challenging times for the aviation industry, it is especially important that airlines, manufacturers and other industry stakeholders have an accessible avenue open to them for pursuing reimbursement claims against the federal government arising out of government contracts. In a decision handed down last August, Boeing Co. managed to reverse its fortunes andRead More

Topics: Aviation, Claims and Disputes