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 [...]

The US Federal Regime: A Bid Protest Case Study

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its September 2018 report entitled Government Contract Bid Protests: Analysis of Legal Processes and Recent Developments the United States [...]

Court Upholds Rejection of Email Bid

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its July 2018 decision in Center for Climate Strategies, Inc. v. Department of Environmental Protection, the Commonwealth Court of [...]

Audit Calls for Improvements in Reverse Auctions

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its July 2018 report entitled Additional Guidance Could Help Increase Benefits and Reduce Fees, the U.S. Government Accountability Office [...]

Contract Struck Down Over Reference Improvisation

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its July 2018 decision in Best Climate Control Corp., the Office of the New York State Comptroller overruled the [...]

Court Distinguishes Potential Bias from Actual Bias

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its June 2018 decision in Rochester City Lines Co. v. City of Rochester, the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a [...]

GAO Overrules Unfair Advantage Disqualification

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its June 2018 decision in the matter of Archimedes Global, Inc., the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) overruled the [...]

Contract Struck Down Due to Improvised Evaluation

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its June 2018 decision in Centerra Group, LLC v. The United States, the United States Court of Federal Claims [...]

Audit Recommends Tracking Award Timeframes

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In its June 2018 report entitled DOD Should Develop a Strategy for Assessing Contract Award Time Frames, the U.S. Government [...]

US Bid Protest Study Recommends Better Debriefings

By Paul Emanuelli This article is an excerpt from The Art of Tendering: A Global Due Diligence Guide, which is available for purchase. In a 2018 study sponsored by the United States Congress entitled Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements, [...]