Joseph Petrillo

In this handout image from the U.S. Navy, sailors prepare a CARINA unmanned undersea drone off San Diego, California, April 19, 2021. The U.S. Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet said Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, it will launch a new task force that incorporates airborne, sailing and underwater drones after years of maritime attacks linked to ongoing tensions with Iran. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Cmdr. Tony Wright, via AP)

Conflict of interest claim follows Navy employee taking job with bidder

For how the case turned out, Federal Drive with Tom Temin talked with Smith Pachter McWhorter procurement attorney Joe Petrillo.

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This image released Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, by the Iranian Army shows a helicopter hovering over the Iranian-made Makran logistics vessel during a naval drill. Iran fired cruise missiles Thursday as part of the drill in the Gulf of Oman, state media reported, amid heightened tensions with the U.S. (Iranian Army via AP)

A contractor learns, if you’re going to price high, price really, really high

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Air Force award for professional services spurs bid protest over price ‘realism’

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A look into the world of federal contracting protests

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How the government’s mistaken prices disclosure derailed a big follow-on solicitation

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Nonprofits employing workers with disabilities have different procurement rules from other companies

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Navy faces protests on contract for maintenance and logistics support

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(AP Photo)ground beef

How a Frankenstein version of equipment landed a Defense contractor in court

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An agency learns an old procurement lesson: Judge bids how you say you will

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Prospective Army contractor snagged by hidden GAO rule

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A big goof by the government isn’t enough to sustain this bid protest

Even if the government releases confidential information about an incumbent contractor during a recompete, it’s not enough to sustain a protest.

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Contested DHS contract for law enforcement dorms had pricing issues

It doesn’t always matter how good your company, your bid, or your past performance might be. Smith Pachter McWhorter procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo…

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Lessons learned from SBA’s software dispute

A fresh wrinkle came in the case of the Small Business Administration and Software AG when the agency switched from a processor-based license to a processor core based license.

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