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No Contractor Left Behind: The Proposed Standardization of Contractor Past-Performance Evaluations

A proposed rule issued by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on June 28, 2011 proposes to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) to provide a single set of standards for contract officers reviewing contractor past performance. In 2010, agencies were required to transition their various … Continue Reading

Is “Cradle-to-Grave” Government Contracting for Major Systems an Endangered Species?

This post was also written by Steve Tibbets. “Major systems” are the lifeblood of large defense contractors.  The long-term development and implementation of big and expensive programs – think fighter jets – are the foundation of many contractors’ business plans.  Generally, contractors that design systems, buildings, or vehicles for the Government are not supposed to … Continue Reading
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