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Morrison Foerster’s Government Contracts Insights blog provides an in-depth analysis of news, developments, and trends impacting government contracting and procurement.


September 2, 2021 - Small Business

GAO Rules on Solicitation Requirements for Small Business Joint Venture Facility Security Clearances

In an important new decision, InfoPoint LLC, B-419856, Aug. 27, 2021, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has sustained a protest against a Department of Defense (DOD) agency that insisted that small business joint venture offerors themselves were required satisfy a solicitation’s Facility Security Clearance …›

August 13, 2021 - Protests & Litigation

Proposed Rule for Tightening Buy American Act Restrictions

We previously commented on one aspect of the Trump Administration’s America-First policies that the Biden Administration has embraced wholeheartedly: doubling down on domestic preferences in Federal procurements. Consistent with the previous and current administrations’ policies, the FAR Councils recently released a proposed rule to …›

August 11, 2021 - Protests & Litigation

JULY 2021 BID PROTEST ROUNDUP (LAW360 SPOTLIGHT)

This month’s Law360 Bid Protest Roundup examines three recent decisions from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The first two cases highlight splits between the court and the Government Accountability Office related to contract interpretation, price realism analyses and post hoc extensions of proposal …›

U.S. Congress Introduces Bill that Would Require Mandatory 24 Hour Cyber Breach Notification for Government Agencies, Contractors, and Operators of Critical Infrastructure

This week, U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and a broad group of bipartisan co-sponsors, introduced legislation that would require government agencies, contractors, and operators of critical infrastructure to report cyber incidents to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security …›

July 13, 2021 - Protests & Litigation

JUNE 2021 BID PROTEST ROUNDUP (LAW360 SPOTLIGHT)

This month’s Law360 Bid Protest Roundup starts on a promising note as courts begin opening their doors after months of restricted access due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Roundup covers decisions addressing the Blue and Gold Fleet rule, recovery of protest costs at …›

June 8, 2021 - Protests & Litigation

May 2021 Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)

This month’s Bid Protest Roundup (featured on Law360) examines three recent decisions by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Court of Federal Claims (COFC). The first, Tridentis, LLC[1], highlights the importance of submitting a sufficiently clear proposal; the second, M R Pittman …›