Piggyback Schemes Lead to “Procurement Free-for-All”

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its November 2019 report entitled OIG Final Report Re: Review of Safety Concerns and the County’s Procurement of [...]

GAO Strikes Down Vague Evaluation Scheme

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its November 2019 decision in Blue Origin Florida, LLC, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) upheld a legal [...]

Staff Shortages Lead to Award Delays

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its September 2019 report entitled Small Business Research Programs: Many Agencies Took Longer to Issue Small Business Awards [...]

GAO Pans $20 Billion No-Warranty Plan

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its August 2019 report entitled Guided Missile Frigate, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) took issue with the [...]

Staff Shortages Cause Repeat Sole-Sourcing

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its August 2019 report entitled Job Corps: Actions Needed to Improve Planning for Center Operation Contracts, the U.S. [...]

Court Upholds Single Award Cloud Contract

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its July 2019 decision in Oracle America, Inc. v. The United States, the United States Court of Federal [...]

Cost Estimates Go Off the Rails

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its July 2019 report entitled Rail Transit: Federal Transit Administration Could Improve Information on Estimating Project Costs, the [...]

Weak Records Prompt Price Re-Evaluation

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its July 2019 decision in ATA Aerospace, LLC, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) ordered a re-evaluation after [...]

US Supreme Court Bolsters Confidentiality Protections

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its June 2019 decision in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media, the Supreme Court of the United [...]

Production Defects Plague Aerial Refueling Planes

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from the 2020 edition of The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its June 2019 report entitled KC-46 Tanker Modernization, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reviewed the acquisition of [...]