VA Errors May Be Veteran Contract Bidders' Newest Hurdle

By Joshua Schnell (May 24, 2019, 2:43 PM EDT) -- Service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses, or SDVOSBs, must clear a number of regulatory and bureaucratic hurdles to win set-aside contracts from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit adds one more to the list: The VA mistakes. Specifically, in Veterans Contracting Group Inc. v. United States,[1] the Federal Circuit upheld the VA's cancellation of a solicitation that likely would have been awarded to the protester but for an unlawful mistake made by the VA's Center for Verification and Evaluation, or CVE....

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