Category Archives: Federal Government Contracting

Don’t Like Your Scores? There’s a Protest for That – Although Everyone’s Missed It!

Clients and potential clients frequently come to us and complain about the low scores they’ve gotten from a Florida state agency (or the high scores their competitors got) that caused them to lose out on valuable contracts. Scoring issues, which are highly subjective, are the most difficult to prevail on in a bid protest. The key to a successful protest is demonstrating a concrete and specific flaw in the procurement protest that occurred as a matter of historical fact. CONTINUE READING...

Factoring Company Prevails Against State Agency to Enforce the Assignment of Accounts Receivables from a Government Contract

State of Florida Government Contractor’s Factoring Company May Enforce its Rights to Payment against Department of Transportation if it complied with Uniform Commercial Code. CONTINUE READING...

Get Your Foot In The Door: Why Federal Contractors Should Protest

In the federal arena firms do not have a right to their competitors’ proposals or the agency’s evaluation documents, making it difficult to know whether or not an award to a competitor was proper. However, as Andrew Schwartz explains, it is possible to prevail in a bid protest with only information learned after the protest itself has been filed. CONTINUE READING...

Victory for Vets: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Veteran-owned Small Businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs), holding that the federal government must award VOSB’s contracts when there is a reasonable expectation that two or more will bid at fair and reasonable prices. CONTINUE READING...