Topic Archives: Federal Procurement

Federal Procurement

Texas Court Temporarily Stops Implementation of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

Last week, Judge Marcia Crone of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas stopped the implementation of controversial provisions of Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, the associated FAR rule and Department of Labor Guidance (“the rules”). The Executive Order, which was first issued in 2014, requires contracting officers ...›

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Interim Rule Prohibits Contracting With Delinquent Taxpayers and Criminal Convicts

The FAR Council has amended the FAR to prohibit the federal government from contracting with entities that have an unpaid tax liability or a federal felony conviction. The interim rule issued on December 4, 2015 requires offerors to specify whether they: (1) have been convicted of a felony under federal law; and (2) have an unpaid federal tax liability after exhausting all judicial and administrative remedies. ...›

Federal Procurement
November 3, 2015Federal Procurement

Raytheon Co. v. U.S. – The High Hurdle to Challenging Agency Corrective Action

On October 23, 2015, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision from Judge Sweeney of the Court of Federal Claims rejecting Raytheon Company’s challenge to the Air Force’s decision to take corrective action following outcome prediction by GAO. The circuit’s decision serves as an important reminder of the high hurdle that an unsatisfied litigant at GAO must overcome to overturn agency corrective action. ...›