State of Florida Government Contractor’s Factoring Company May Enforce its Rights to Payment against Department of Transportation if it complied with Uniform Commercial Code.Read More

In the federal arena firms do not have a right to their competitors’ proposals or the agency’s evaluation documents, making it difficult to know whether or not an award to a competitor was proper. However, as Andrew Schwartz explains, it is possible to prevail in a bid protest with only information learned after the protest...Read More

If your business has been accused of violating a local law, check with your attorney as to whether you actually face liability, particularly if you established your business practices in accordance with a state law. Read More

If you ever find yourself in a Florida procurement where your competitor won the contract even though its proposal fails to meet a specific RFP criteria, you should probably take your shot and file a protest.Read More

In this final post on the timeliness requirements of filing bid protests before the GAO, we’ll examine the timeliness requirements in filing protests that include “comments” and “supplemental protests.” Read More

In continuing last week’s post on the timeliness requirements of filing bid protests before the GAO, today we’ll cover the difference between the deadline for filing a bid protest and the deadline for obtaining an automatic stay of a contract to a competitor.Read More

Andrew Schwartz examines the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)'s deadline requirements for a contractor submitting a challenge to the terms of an agency's solicitation in a procurement. Read More

Any company looking to do business with a government agency should know the implications of Florida’s broad public records law.Read More

What is public procurement and why do we have it? Here are seven things government contractors need to know about the public procurement process in Florida. Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs), holding that the federal government must award VOSB’s contracts when there is a reasonable expectation that two or more will bid at fair and reasonable prices. Read More

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