Author Archive | Joseph Whitcomb

New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation

New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation Federal Government contractors must comply with new privacy training procedures related to federal acquisition regulation due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense, General Service Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Federal contractors are now required to meet training obligations to address the protection […]

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Privacy Act Training

New Privacy Act Training Rules for Federal Contractors

Federal government contractors must comply with new Privacy Act training procedures due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense, General Service Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Federal contractors are now required to meet training obligations to address the protection of privacy with the Privacy Act of 1974 and […]

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Unsolicited proposals

Court Finds Contractor Fails to Meet Unsolicited Proposal Requirements

A federal circuit court recently rejected a contractor’s appeal of a failed bid protest against the Navy because the court concluded that the individual had a lack of standing because his unsolicited proposal did not satisfy Federal Acquisition Regulation standards. The particular element of Federal Acquisition that the contractor failed to meet is that unsolicited […]

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National Defense Authorization Act

Changes in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

For the past 50 years, Congress has passed a National Defense Authorization Act which is designed for budgeting purposes as well as various other provisions that impact a variety of concerns held by the federal government. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law in December 2016 and contains several notable changes to […]

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wire fraud

Man Convicted for Deceiving Four Service Disabled Veterans

A man was recently convicted of four counts of wire fraud and sentenced to 30 months in prison and a $1 million fine in connection with a scheme of recruiting service-disabled veterans as owners of a construction company to receive specific government contracts. The man was also sentenced to one year of supervised release by […]

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negligent estimates

Recovering from the Government for Negligent Estimates

Are Agencies Responsible for Their Negligent Estimates? Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Agility Defense and Government Services, Inc.’s claim under the Negligent Estimates Theory in government contracting.  In Agility Defense & Government Services, Inc v. U.S., a contractor, Agility Defense, bid on and won a contract to dispose of surplus […]

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defective solicitation filed late

When Is A Defective Solicitation Protest Too Late?

Yorktel’s Untimely Defective Solicitation York Telecom Corporation (Yorktel) filed a defective solicitation bid protest on May 12, 2015, challenging NASA’s stated intention to cancel the contract it had been previously awarded. The solicitation for “certain information technology products and services,” labeled the SEWP V contract, was a total small business set-aside for companies satisfying the […]

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Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC has been verified by the VA's Center for Verification and Eligibility (CVE) as Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)