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How Much U.S. Work Is Needed for the Small Business Set-Aside Rules To Apply? | PilieroMazza PLLC - JDSupra

In a decision issued last year, the GAO denied the protest of Maersk Line, Limited, of Norfolk, Virginia (“Maersk”), a large business, which challenged the decision of the Department of the Navy, Military Sealift Command (“MSC”) to conduct the procurement for cargo transportation services in accordance with the small business set-aside requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Part 19. 24 more words

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GAO Allows New Company to Rely Upon Owner’s Personal Past Performance | PilieroMazza PLLC - JDSupra

Newly-organized small businesses often struggle to establish adequate past performance to successfully compete in the federal marketplace. Fortunately, in the matter of Recogniti, LLP, B-410658 (January 21, 2015), GAO ruled that an agency could rely on the past performance of an offeror’s owner, rather than solely on the company’s past performance. 16 more words

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SDVOSB Fraud: Large Business Pays $1.1 Million Settlement - SmallGovCon

A large business has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that it created a “front company” to be awarded a SDVOSB set-aside contract–and then served as a “pass through” by performing the work itself. 9 more words

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Editor’s Note: Amen!

Rigid statements of work, as opposed to statements of objectives, limit the ability of industry to bring new ideas and technologies to the government. 8 more words

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Large Prime Hit For Failure To Meet Subcontracting Goals - SmallGovCon

A large prime contractor’s “consistent failure” to meet its small business and socioeconomic subcontracting goals on prior projects resulted in a lower past performance score–and led to the prime’s elimination from the competition. 11 more words

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Price Realism Evaluation: Only If Solicitation Says So - SmallGovCon

An agency awarding a fixed-price contract can only evaluate offerors’ proposals for price realism–that is, determine whether offerors’ proposed pricing is so low as to be unrealistic–if the solicitation calls for a price realism evaluation. 10 more words

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VAR Wars 2015 - The Distributors Get a Wake Up Call | Mark Amtower | LinkedIn

On March 2, 2015 Arrow Electronics announced that it had entered an agreement to acquire immixGroup, a value-added distributor (VAD) that sells to the public sector. 27 more words

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