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COFC AND GAO DISAGREE, COURT SUSTAINS $32M PROTEST

Posted in Bid Protest
In another example of the Court of Federal Claims ("Court") and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reaching different conclusions, the Court sustained a $32 million protest in a recent decision brought against the Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA"), whereas GAO had dismissed the protest as untimely on the grounds that LabCorp should have protested what … Continue Reading

Veterans Affairs Continues to Defy GAO on Set-Asides

Posted in Bid Protest, Small Business
In Kingdomware Technologies, B-406507, May 30, 2012, 2012 CPD ¶ —, GAO sustained a protest alleging that the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) improperly used the Federal Supply Schedule (“FSS”), rather than setting aside the procurement for service-disabled veteran-owned small business (“SDVOSB”) concerns. If this scenario seems familiar, that’s because it is. In several decisions over … Continue Reading

Why Do Federal Agencies Seek Green Building Certification?

Posted in Construction
Federal agencies love green building certification.  According to the United States Green Building Council, 14 federal agencies have implemented initiatives supporting LEED certification, a type of green building rating system. I had never quite understood why federal agencies were so focused on green building certification for new construction projects. That was, until I read this: U.S. … Continue Reading