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No sushi for you!

Sometimes government agencies make mistakes in assessing proposed contractors’ past performance.  When an agency ignores negative past performance information about a potential contractor, its award decision can be found to be unreasonable.  That is what happened in a recent procurement by DOD for commissary deli and bakery resale operations. In Northeast Military Sales, Inc., B-404153, […]

Why can’t we all be friends?

On January 18, 2011, the Supreme Court heard argument in the case of General Dynamics v. United States.  This case arose from the Navy’s default termination in 1991 of contracts that had been awarded (in 1988) to General Dynamics and McDonnell Douglas.  The contracts called for developing a carrier-based stealth aircraft called the A-12 Avenger.  While […]