• State award under Networx protested

    A second award under the Networx contract has been withdrawn because of protest. The State Department awarded a contract to AT&T, but Qwest protested the award to the Government Accountability Office. A State spokesman says…

  • EADS close to conceding Air Force tanker contract

    Reuter reports EADS is close to conceding its loss of the $35 billion Air Force KC-X tanker award to Boeing.

  • Company drops protest of GSA’s OASIS RFP

    IT services contractor USfalcon Inc. has agreed to drop its protest of the General Services Administration’s solicitation for its massive OASIS multiple-award contract. However, a second pre-award protest filed by Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company at the agency level is moving forward.

  • GSA faces third protest of OASIS solicitation

    Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. has now filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office a week after losing its agency-level protest over what the company says restricts competition in the professional services governmentwide contract.

  • Bill Welch: GAO kicks GSA in the pants over protest

    Protesting the cancellation of a solicitation after a protest caused a cancellation is the latest wrinkle in the government contracting protest space. The General Services Administration is at the heart of this case. Bill Welch, a partner at the law firm McMahon Welch and Learned, told In Depth with Francis Rose that GSA got a kick in the pants from the Government Accountability Office.

  • Joe Petrillo: GAO upholds protests to doomed acquisition

    As the saying goes, good procurements start with good requirements. If that’s the case, then the acquisition you’re about to hear about was doomed from the start. Not surprisingly, the Government Accountability Office upheld the protests against it. Attorney Joseph Petrillo of the law firm Petrillo and Powell joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details and lessons learned.

  • Joseph Petrillo: Company loses contract award after 3 protests

    One small, disadvantaged company found itself on the short end of the stick when after three protests, its award from the Agriculture Department got switched to the protester. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the lessons learned.

  • Joseph Petrillo: This may not mean preferential treatment for contractors

    Having a foreign subsidiary in a country getting preference in an acquisition … that may not be enough to overcome a protest. That’s what a court initially decided when the Air Force went ahead with an acquisition using a subsidiary of a U.S. company and not one home-grown in Denmark. But there’s a twist. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo with Petrillo and Powell fills in all the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Joseph Petrillo: Big to-do over Army waste removal contract

    When the Army dropped a waste removal contractor for a base in Louisiana, it didn’t plan on a protest from the good folks of Dripping Spring, Texas. But the incumbent contractor, located in that gateway to hill country, did in fact protest the new award, which went to the government of the parish in which Fort Polk is located. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell shares the details of this curious case on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Thousands of Google employees protest working with the Pentagon

    In today’s Federal Newscast, over 3,100 employees send a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking he cancel a Defense Department pilot program which uses the company’s technology.