March 31, 2022 - Protests & Litigation

FAR Council Tightens Buy American Act Requirements

Earlier this month, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (“FAR Council”) issued a final rule tightening the Buy American Act preference for domestic products and construction materials. The final rule makes only limited changes to the proposed rule we previously commented on. First, the effective …›

February 22, 2022 - Protests & Litigation

January 2022 Bid Protest Roundup

This month’s bid protest roundup begins with two decisions, one from the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) and another from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), highlighting potential pitfalls that await offerors that undergo a merger, acquisition, or other corporate transaction …›

January 21, 2022 - Coronavirus, Protests & Litigation

Updates to Task Force Guidance | District Courts Follow Different Reasoning to Hold Executive Order 14042 Invalid: Circuit Courts to Determine Which Arguments Succeed or Fail

The fast and furious Jenga game over when and with which federal vaccine mandate a company must comply might finally have reached a turning point. On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court issued dual per curiam opinions in which it blocked the Occupational Safety …›