The 116th Congress More Congressional Review Act Action?

Nov 14, 2018

By Wayne Simpson, CFCM, CSCM In 2017 when the new administration entered office, and with both houses of Congress controlled by the same party in the 115th Congress, the Congressional Review Act of 1996 was used dozens of times in the first session of the 115th Congress to rescind Executive Orders, regulations, rules and policies… Read more »


AND THE WINNER (SO FAR) IS VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS!

Oct 31, 2018

By Jack Delman, Esq.  We promised to keep you updated on the Federal Circuit’s disposition of a case addressing the collide between the Veterans Benefits, Health Care and Information Technology Act of 2006 (VBA) and the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (JWOD) in procurements at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Each statute provides valuable award preferences to… Read more »


OTAs Are Totally, Completely, Amazingly, Revolutionizing Government Procurement. (Not)

Oct 25, 2018

By William Weisberg, Every year, the swallows return to Capistrano, the leaves change (at least here in Northern Virginia), and something comes along to revolutionize federal procurement.  LPTA procurements.  Data rights clauses.  FAR part 13. Fixed-price development contracts (if you are old enough to remember those pre-FAR days).  And now…” Other Transaction Authority” (“OTA”).  Avoid all… Read more »


A Potential End to the Hate-Hate Relationship with LPTA

Oct 11, 2018

By Stephanie Fine, Esq. Good news for Federal contractors.  The recently enacted National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will expand limitations on the use of the much-criticized Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) source selection that was previously imposed on the Department of Defense to now include civilian agencies. The LPTA procurement process requires source selection officials… Read more »


Is the Federal Marketplace Ready for Amazon?

Oct 4, 2018

By Barbara S. Kinosky, Esq. Whether you are an Amazon Prime Member, taking advantage of free shipping, video streaming, and other products, or a non-member, chances are good you have either ordered from Amazon or received something from someone that was ordered through Amazon. And if you are a federal contractor, you may be competing… Read more »


Centre Sponsoring and Speaking at Javits-Wagner-O’Day Legal Symposium

Sep 28, 2018

Centre Law & Consulting will be participating on several panels at the inaugural Javits-Wagner-O’Day Legal Symposium this October! We are excited to be part of this vital event that covers the legal complexities, challenges, and future of the AbilityOne Program. Stop by our table during the luncheon. Melwood, alongside several other nonprofits in the AbilityOne Program, areorganizing the2018… Read more »


When Set Asides Collide! – Kingdomware & the ‘Rule of 2’ vs. JWOD

Sep 27, 2018

By David Warner, “When Set Asides Collide!” Federal Circuit To Determine Precedence Of Kingdomware’s “Rule of Two” And Mandatory Procurements Under Javits-Wagner-O’Day Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit heard oral argument in the matter of PDS Consultants, Inc. v. United States, App. No. 2017-2379, to determine whether statutory programs favoring veterans in procurements from the U.S…. Read more »


Federal Circuit Reinforces Government Preference for Commercial Items

Sep 20, 2018

By Heather Mims, On September 13, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the Army acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it failed to buy commercially available products whenever possible or, in terms of the statute at issue, to the maximum extent practicable. This litigation began when Palantir USG, Inc…. Read more »