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Understanding Standard Bidding Documents in Public Procurement

The Procurement ClassRoom

Introduction This article is based on the review of standard bidding documents from several organizations including the World Bank , Millennium Challenge Corporation , the Public Procurement and Concession Commission of the Republic of Liberia , and Public Procurement Authority of Ghana. Goods : Documents used for procuring physical items.

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Should Bid Protest Losers Pay?

Inside Government Contracts

Section 804 of the House-enacted version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 would establish a “loser pays” pilot program to require contractors to reimburse the Department of Defense for costs incurred in “processing” bid protests that are ultimately denied by the Government Accountability Office.

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ABA Bid Protest Committee Meeting – Agency Bid Protests

Public Procurement Intl

Register here for In-Person or Zoom Attendance Please join the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Public Contract Law’s Bid Protest Committee for our March 2024 meeting on “Agency-Level Protests.” Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET Venue: Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,

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Pre-Bid and Pre-Proposal Meetings: Similarities and Differences

The Procurement ClassRoom

Differences Between Pre-Bid and Pre-Proposal Meetings Purpose of Clarification: Both pre-bid and pre-proposal meetings are held to explain the details of the solicitation documents to interested parties. Differences Between Pre-Bid and Pre-Proposal Meetings 1. Differences Between Pre-Bid and Pre-Proposal Meetings 1.

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Bid Protest Minute: GAO’s Task Order Jurisdiction

GovCon & Trade

If you have any questions about GAO jurisdiction or the bid protest rules, please contact the author. With that understanding in mind, contractors should be aware of GAO’s interpretation of its jurisdiction when considering whether to protest awards of task or delivery orders under FAR Part 16.

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Bid Protest Minute: The High Bar to Proving Contract Officer Bias

GovCon & Trade

The GAO decision provides an in-depth look at the high evidentiary bar associated with proving governmental bias in bid protests and the need to have definitive evidence before making such a claim. Specifically, in limited circumstances, the Court of Federal Claims allows for discovery to supplement the record in a bid protest.

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Bid Protest Minute: Recent Decision Imparts Lessons on Timeliness of Solicitation Challenges and Prejudice

GovCon & Trade

The decision offers important lessons that contractors should keep in mind when evaluating solicitations; submitting proposals; and evaluating whether and when to file a bid protest. If you have any questions about the terms of a solicitation or the bid protest rules, please contact the author.

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