Posts from January 2024.

Last week, the White House announced that the Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") issued guidance to help small businesses in the federal contracting marketplace. With the guidance, as the announcement states, the government will be able to support a broader and more diverse market, drive cost savings, and, ultimately, improve the federal supply chain. The announcement also states that the guidance will advance the President's goal of increasing the small business contracting goal for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals ("SDBs") to 15% by FY2025.

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The recent bid protest decision in ELS, Inc., B-421989, December 21, 2023, 2023 CPD highlights an important aspect of bid protest litigation before the U.S. Government Accountability Office ("GAO"): task order jurisdiction.

As many contractors are aware, and generally, GAO has jurisdiction over task orders where: (a) the value of the order exceeds $25 million (DOD/NASA) or $10 million (civilian) and (b) the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the underlying IDIQ contract. In other words, and excluding (b), where the value of the task order is below the monetary ...


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