RAND Corporation has released a new study, Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements: Identifying Issues, Trends, and Drivers. Continue reading RAND Study: Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements
The Government Accountability Office found that Small Business Administration’s ability to enforce its regulation prohibiting subsidiaries owned by the same Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) from operating in the same primary line of business, as reported to SBA, is impeded by limited tracking and sharing of information across SBA’s 68 district offices. Continue reading Alaska Native Corporations: Oversight Weaknesses Continue to Limit SBA’s Ability to Monitor Compliance with 8(a) Program Requirements
On December 10, 2015, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2015. Continue reading GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2015
October – December 2013
Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts Advisory Services (GCAS) practice keeps its clients up to date on the latest regulatory developments affecting the government contracts industry.
The seventh edition of the GovCon Research Report summarizes the critical regulatory and compliance issues contractors faced in the fourth calendar quarter of 2013. The issues are summarized by the following key subject-matter areas
- National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2014
- OMB Final Guidance
- Key Federal Acquisition Regulation Updates
- Recent Updates to Defense Contract Audit Agency Guidance
- Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Updates
- Relevant GAO Reports
- Department of Defense – Office of Inspector General Reports
By: Bryant Le
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) annually reports to Congress a summary of its bid protest activity. Per the requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA), the GAO must report each instance where a Government agency did not fully implement a recommendation made by the GAO in connection with a bid protest decision.
In its report for FY 2013 (GAO-14-276SP), the GAO discloses data regarding bid protest filings and, for the first time, the most prevalent grounds for the GAO to sustain protests. Below is a chart of bid protest statistics for the previous two fiscal years and a summary of the FY 2013 report.