Do generic brands poison solicitations?

The acquisition regulations have a lot to say about when it’s okay or not okay to specify brand names in solicitations. Two recent protest cases illustrate…

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DoD had to stop work on huge JEDI cloud contract. How did the losing bidder pull it off?

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Joe Petrillo: What happens when competing bids are millions apart?

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…

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Joe Petrillo: The state of Intel in the U.S. Army

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…

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Joe Petrillo: How the last administration’s procurement rules work today

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.

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