Topic Archives: Federal Procurement


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. ...›