More Opportunities for U.S. Government Contractors

Press Release
Friday, May 18, 2012

LeClairRyan attorney successfully establishes before Federal Cout the right to challenge Government pre-procurement decisions

A recent precedent-setting U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision will result in more opportunities for contractors to bid on federal government procurement projects, according to LeClairRyan shareholder Thomas A. Coulter, who represented two software companies that claimed they were unfairly denied the right to compete for a large project under federal procurement laws.

"The May 2 decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims broke new ground in two areas," reported Coulter, who works in the firm's Richmond, Va. and Alexandria, Va. offices and heads the firm's Government Contracts practice area team. "This is the first time that the right of contractors to challenge the federal government's pre-procurement decisions has been recognized in a situation where the government didn't issue a procurement vehicle. Equally important, it places a check on the government's ability to use a private party for procurement decisions in an attempt to eliminate the protection of procurement laws and protest rights."

"Since the Federal Circuit's ruling in this case establishing jurisdiction for pre-procurement challenges, more than 20 other contractors have filed similar pre-procurement decision appeals," Coulter said. "My clients were concerned that the government's use of a third party for procurement would become a common practice and that they and other contractors would miss out on more opportunities issued under the protection of the federal procurement laws and regulations. We are all pleased that this important issue has been resolved in a way that protects contractor procurement rights."

For more detail click here.


 

Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

USACE Barges, Tugs Up for Repair

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District has awarded a repair contract to Great Lakes Shipyard for two tugs and two barges from the Corps’ Cleveland Field Station.

DSME Building 5 Icebreaking LNGCs for Yamal

Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is building five large Arctic Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGCs), for which it has LNG ordered

NewLead Holdings Acquire 5 Vessels

NewLead Holdings Ltd. announced today that it recently added five bitumen tanker vessels to its fleet. The Company has expanded its fleet to 10 vessels in less

Legal

Fugitive Treasure Hunter Arrested in Florida

An Ohio man who recovered as much as $400 million in gold from a shipwreck has been arrested in Florida after two years on the run and was scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday.

West Coast Port Talks Clear Hurdle

Shipping companies and the union for 20,000 dockworkers at nearly 30 U.S. West Coast ports have cleared a major hurdle in their protracted labor talks, clinching

NewLead Holdings Acquire 5 Vessels

NewLead Holdings Ltd. announced today that it recently added five bitumen tanker vessels to its fleet. The Company has expanded its fleet to 10 vessels in less

Software Solutions

Abu Dhabi Ports Invests in Management Software

Abu Dhabi Ports is implementing a brand new terminal operating system (TOS) which will enhance the general cargo operations at the emirate’s ports, significantly

KR Launches Software to Aid ECA Compliance

The Korean Register (KR) has launched an in-house developed software program to assist vessels with fuel oil change over when complying with the new low sulphur regulations.

Navy Communications Satellite Launched

The Navy's third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite was launched today at 8:04 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 41. This communications satellite

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1702 sec (6 req/sec)