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Know Your Filing Deadline, Reminder #9,362: Two Regulations Don’t Make a Right

Everyone knows that “ignorance of the law is no excuse” (ignorantia juris non excusat).  But the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) recently added a new wrinkle to that well-worn Latin, finding that inconsistency of the law is not an excuse, either, at least as far as filing deadlines are concerned. […]

CBCA Reaffirms That An Agreement to Agree Is Not A Contract

After the recent decision in Hart Ventures, Inc. v. Dep’t of Agriculture, holders of blanket purchase agreements (“BPAs”) should examine their contractual language for loose threads. Say, for example, little words like “orders not guaranteed”. Those strings may unravel your blanket (purchase agreement). In Hart, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (“CBCA”) found that it […]