Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In Case Involving Competitive Bidding by Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Today the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States (14-916), a case involving competitive bidding by veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

Kingdomware seeks reversal of a 2-1 decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that limits the opportunities for veteran-owned small businesses to competitively bid for contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”).  Duane Morris LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of a coalition of veteran-owned small businesses in support of Kingdomware.  The American Legion also filed an amicus brief in support of Kingdomware.

The Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari puts renewed focus on the VA’s approach to competitive bidding by veteran-owned small businesses.  Further background information on the case is available here.

– Luke P. McLoughlin is an associate in the Trial Group in the Philadelphia office of Duane Morris LLP and a member of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group.

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