It doesn't always matter how good your company, your bid, or your past performance might be. Smith Pachter McWhorter procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo brought the details to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
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.
In one recent case, a protester caused the agency to redo the whole award. But the protester didn't get any money back for legal fees.
New Buy American rules took effect just after the Biden administration arrived. The changes seem small, but they're significant. Federal Drive got an update from procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo.
When MARAD sought a vendor to buy, staff and maintain ships for its ready reserve fleet, it made a number of errors in its solicitation. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo has the details.
The omnibus appropriations bill recently passed by Congress is so large, it took a week to stuff it into whatever antiquated electronic system the Congress operates. But not all federal documents are so fat and bloated.
The Qualified Products List maintained by the Defense Logistics Agency turned ugly for one small business when it received a corrective action notice.
An old lesson had a new airing when a contractor challenged the set-up of a blanket purchasing agreement.
Sometimes things change after an agency issues a request for quotations. Like the possible deliverable quantities or other conditions. If the solicitation doesn't change along with it, the agency might be forced to start over.
After brewing for more than a year, the rules for the Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification are out. The industry is coming to grips with this new requirement.
When it comes to buying cloud services, when you mix large companies, it seems there's always a protest. As is the case in an acquisition by the Library of Congress.
Sometimes the Federal Acquisition Regulation calls for meaningful discussions between government and would-be contractors. The lack thereof can result in issues like the one the Navy and one of its suppliers are having.
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 the point.
A major federal new procurement rule that applies to the Defense Department and NASA has sprung up, but it could soon come to all agencies.