Today the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States (14-916), a case involving the split between the GAO and the Federal Circuit regarding competitive bidding by veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Please click here for an updated summary of the issues drafted by Duane Morris appellate counsel Luke McLoughlin.
This Friday, May 1, 2015, the government is expected to submit its response to the petition for certiorari filed by Kingdomware Technologies, Inc., which seeks to reverse the Federal Circuit’s 2-1 ruling that the VA may use FSS without considering available VOSBs and/or SDVOSBs to fulfill the requirement. Please click here for a fantastic summary of the issues drafted by Duane Morris appellate counsel Luke McLoughlin and Kristina Caggiano.
Every week, the boards and courts dismiss numerous contract appeals due to insufficient or otherwise defective contract claims (like the case we featured in February). As a former U.S. Army contract trial attorney, I know this number is at least double taking into account unpublished decisions and contractor withdrawals. However, I also recognize that many of the issues warranting dismissal are easily avoidable.
This post provides a few practical considerations that will help avoid a contracting officer’s denial and/or appeal dismissal. Continue reading “Practical Considerations for Government Contract Claims: Avoiding Claim Denial and/or Appeal Dismissal”
This week, the VA Inspector General reported that the certain government officials illegally used funds to develop a claims processing system that were intended to be used for medical support and compliance. This is what is called a “fiscal law” problem.
What is Fiscal Law? Fiscal law is the body of law that governs how federal agencies may use the funds appropriated to it by congress that, believe it or not, are grounded in the U.S. Constitution. This post highlights the golden rules of fiscal law: Purpose, Time & Amount. Continue reading “Golden Rules of Fiscal Law: Purpose, Time & Amount”