GAO Rules on Solicitation Requirements for Small Business Joint Venture Facility Security Clearances
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- 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... ›
FAR Councils Promulgate Final Rule Implementing SBA’s 2016 Revisions to the Limitations on Subcontracting Rule
By: James A. TuckerAfter a five-year wait, small business subcontracting rules that the Small Business Administration (SBA) promulgated in 2016 will finally appear in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and new solicitations. Chief among the changes is the welcome implementation in the FAR of an updated rule allowing... ›
Proposed Rule for Tightening Buy American Act Restrictions
By: James A. TuckerWe 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 tighten the... ›
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
By: Alex Iftimie and Tina D. ReynoldsThis 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... ›
JUNE 2021 BID PROTEST ROUNDUP (LAW360 SPOTLIGHT)
By: Lyle F. HedgecockThis 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 the... ›
May 2021 Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)
By: Caitlin A. CrujidoThis 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 , highlights the importance of submitting a sufficiently clear proposal; the second, M... ›
Executive Order on Cybersecurity Expands Mandatory Breach Notification and Supply Chain Security Requirements for Government Contractors
By: Tina D. Reynolds, Alex Iftimie and Sandeep N. NandivadaOn May 12, 2021, the Biden administration issued an ambitious Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO) declaring the prevention, detection, assessment, and remediation of cyber incidents to be a “top priority and essential to national and economic security.” Over 8,000 words long,... ›
Morrison & Foerster Government Contracts Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2021 Rankings
By: Kevin P. Mullen, J. Alex Ward, Tina D. Reynolds, Damien C. Specht, Charles L. Capito, David A. Churchill and W. Jay DeVecchioChambers USA again recognizes Morrison & Foerster as one of only four Band I government contracts practices in the country and highlights multiple attorneys for particular excellence in the field. Read what clients are saying about us in this year’s publication:... ›
DOD Proposes Enhanced Debriefing Regulations
By: James A. TuckerSection 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018 NDAA) ushered in enhanced post-award debriefing requirements for covered Department of Defense (DOD) procurements. DOD formally implemented part of those requirements in 2018 in Class Deviation 2018-O0011 , which required DOD... ›