Dan Ramish

Department of Defense

Why DoD treats non-traditional innovation suppliers as just plain commercial

The Defense Pricing and Contracting unit has underscored the authority of DoD contracting officers to treat stuff from non-traditional vendors as commercial.

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What new White House guidance on grants means for agencies that hand them out

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Why contracting protest appeals are never a zero sum game

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New year, new opportunities for contracting protests

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US 250th Anniversary

We dissect the final buy-American guidance out from the White House

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Contractors are also combing through the House and Senate defense authorization bills

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When contractor claims against the government don’t involve money

Usually, contractors protest to the government over matters related to money. But there’s a long history of non-monetary damage, usually related to interpretation…

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New small business subcontracting rule means headaches for everyone

Watch out, a new small business subcontracting rule took effect Tuesday. It brings new limits on subcontracting on set-aside contracts. It harmonizes a…

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When it’s better for a subcontractor to walk away from a federal deal

Bad things can happen when contractors fail to include their subs in negotiations with the government. The Air Force decided to redo its approach to a small construction contract. It drove up costs.

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