November 2019 Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)
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- This installment of our monthly bid protest Law360 spotlight examines four protest decisions released in November 2019. In Inserso , GAO clarifies that a technical acceptability requirement is not equivalent to a lowest-price technically acceptable procedure. In Chromalloy , the Court of Federal Claims... ›
MoFo’s Kevin Mullen to Speak at PubKGroup’s Annual Review 2019
By: Kevin P. MullenOn Thursday, December 12, 2019, Morrison & Foerster Government Contracts practice Co-Chair Kevin Mullen will once again be a featured speaker at PubKGroup’s Annual Review 2019 webinar. The program will feature over 20 speakers from government, industry, and private practice to speak on the... ›
GAO Bid Protest Statistics for FY 2019
By: James A. TuckerThe Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released its report on bid protest statistics for Fiscal Year 2019. As in past years, the GAO’s figures count supplemental protests by the same protester and other parties’ protests of the same procurement as separate cases. This means... ›
Foreign Investment 2020 (Part 4): Who’s In, Who’s Out, and Why It MattersThis is the fourth in our multipart series of alerts addressing proposed regulations published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2019, for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). One of the most anticipated... ›
Top 10 International Anti-Corruption Developments for October 2019
By: James M. Koukios and Charles E. DurossIn order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we’ve summarized below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary resources. This month we ask: How will new U.S. Department of Justice... ›
In a Long-Anticipated Move, the Trump Administration Revokes Executive Order 13495, Giving Service Contractors More Flexibility when Hiring Predecessor Contractor Employees
By: Andrew R. Turnbull and Victoria Dalcourt AngleOn October 31, 2019, the Trump Administration revoked Executive Order 13495, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts (“EO 13495”), removing the requirement for federal service contractors to offer employment to employees of predecessor contractors. Issued by President Obama on January 30, 2009, EO... ›
October 2019 Bid Protest Round-Up
By: Victoria Dalcourt AngleThis installment of our monthly bid protest Law360 spotlight examines three protest decisions released in October 2019. In the first decision, Akira Technologies, Inc. v. United States , COFC No. 19-1160C (Fed. Cl. Oct. 10, 2019), the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) concluded that... ›
DOJ Takes Aim at Collusion in Government Procurement with New Strike Force
By: Megan E. GerkingOn November 5, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the creation of a new Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF) focused on deterring, detecting, investigating, and prosecuting antitrust crimes, especially bid-rigging, in government procurement at the federal, state, and local levels. This follows several... ›
MoForward 2020 Recap + MaterialsOn Tuesday, November 5 th , we held our third MoForward program at the Tysons Ritz-Carlton, a full-day program led by our Government Contracts group and our colleagues who have led the government’s and the industry’s most significant enforcement and response teams. Click here... ›
MoForward 2020 Sneak Peek: A Practical and Economical Approach to Internal Investigations
By: Sandeep N. NandivadaMark your calendars for MoFo’s third annual MoForward program, which will be held once again at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, in two weeks , on November 5. For more details and to register, click here. Facing an internal investigation is virtually a given... ›