The JEDI Cloud drama hit intermission last month when a federal judge issued an injunction, stopping work DoD had started with winning bidder Microsoft.
Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo explained why GAO sided with company that says Army gave no reason to cancel a contract.
Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell discusses the issues the DoD’s implementation of their LPTA bid criteria is causing contractors.
When two competing bids come in for one contract, and the winner is tens of millions of dollars higher then the loser, something’s up. That’s what happened in the case of an Army communications deal. You can guess the result. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Army is required to provide Intel and weather information to soldiers in the field. The military branch opted to solicit for a development contract instead of diving into commercial software to complete the task. What happened next might be surprising, and Joe Petrillo, a procurement attorney with Petrillo and Powell, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide some context.
On the surface, two last minute rules passed by the Obama administration require government agencies to come clean on late payments to subcontractors and privacy training for contractor employees. But what does that mean? Speaking on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Joe Petrillo, attorney at Petrillo and Powell, provides some answers.
Companies often challenge contract awards when the people being proposed by the winner don’t meet the qualifications the agency set forth in the first place. That’s what happened with one services contractor. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the agency’s response made things even more drawn out.
Congress gives and it also takes away. On Sept. 30, it let expire a protest avenue for task orders larger than $10 million. Before then, contractors could have taken these protests to the GAO, like regular contract awards. So what happens next? For some insight, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Joseph Petrillo, procurement attorney with Petrillo and Powell.
The Defense Department continues to be concerned about counterfeit parts making their way into weapons systems and virtually everything else it buys. The worries are that fake parts could cause mission critical systems to fail unexpectedly.
Contracting officers and program managers don’t appreciate it when prime contractors bid using a particular sub only to pull a switcheroo after the award and the work starts. Small businesses hate being escorted to the dance, only to have their date abandon them at the punch bowl. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin new rules to curb bait and switch are coming from the FAR Council.