We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Government Contracts

  • June 14, 2011

    COFC Scraps Bid Protest Over Deli Resale Contract

    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has rejected Northeast Military Sales Inc.'s bid protest alleging the government improperly rated past performance and competitor prices when awarding a contract for deli and bakery resale work, according to an opinion published Monday.

  • June 14, 2011

    Republicans Target NRC Head's Yucca Closure Actions

    House Republicans grilled Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General Hubert Bell during a Tuesday hearing, saying a recent report by Bell indicated that NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko broke the law in shutting down the long-planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada.

  • June 14, 2011

    US Says Early Plea Merits Leniency In E-Rate Case

    Prosecutors asked a Louisiana federal court Tuesday to lower the offense level for a con man who pled guilty to rigging bids for E-Rate contracts as part of a $2.5 million fraud, saying he helped the government by pleading guilty early.

  • June 14, 2011

    Award Upped To $92M In DOE Spent Fuel Removal Suit

    A federal judge awarded two Progress Energy Inc. units nearly $92 million in damages Tuesday in their suit claiming the U.S. government breached a contract to collect spent nuclear fuel from power plants they operate in the Carolinas and Florida.

  • June 14, 2011

    More Flexible OCI Rule May Benefit Contractors

    Government contractors may benefit from a proposed governmentwide overhaul of regulations on organizational conflicts of interest, as regulators weigh a more flexible approach that prioritizes competitive fairness and protection of nonpublic information over safeguarding the government's interests.

  • June 13, 2011

    Judge Cuts More Claims From $1.2B Xe Fraud Suit

    A Virginia federal judge on Monday trimmed some claims that Xe Services LLC overbilled the U.S. for services provided in Afghanistan and Iraq under a $1.2 billion contract from a fraud suit brought by an ex-Xe employee.

  • June 13, 2011

    COFC Halts Alon From Initiating ICE Contract

    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has barred Alon Corp. from starting work on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement support services contract that NetStar-1 Government Consulting Inc. alleged was inappropriately awarded to Alon, according to a ruling publicized Monday.

  • June 13, 2011

    PenAir Contract With USPS Valid: Judge

    A Washington federal judge on Friday found that the U.S. Postal Service properly awarded a contract to an Alaskan airline, Peninsula Airways Inc., to deliver mail in rural areas, after putting a halt to the airline's earlier contract in a previous case.

  • June 13, 2011

    High Court Wants SG Say On Terrorism Insurance Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on whether the family of an American killed in a Hamas terrorist attack was entitled to receive property from Iran's national bank under the federal government’s Terrorism Insurance Program.

  • June 13, 2011

    White House Takes Scalpel To Agency Waste, Fraud

    The White House on Monday announced the launch of a campaign aimed at slashing waste and fraudulent spending in each department in the federal government by expanding an oversight board created to track stimulus spending.

  • June 13, 2011

    3rd Circ. Lets HHS Off Hook For Pa. Disability Costs

    The Third Circuit ruled Monday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services does not have to reimburse the Pennsylvania Public Welfare Department under the federal Medicaid program for occupancy costs at community residential facilities for the developmentally disabled.

  • June 10, 2011

    Senate Report May Raise Scrutiny Of War Zone Contractors

    A recent U.S. Senate report urging the government to reconsider its nation-building effort in Afghanistan could spur increased scrutiny of government contractors working in the country in the near future, though procurement rules for war zone contracting are unlikely to change overnight, attorneys say.

  • June 10, 2011

    AshBritt Asks Court To Toss $3M Katrina Cleanup Suit

    AshBritt Inc. on Friday asked a Florida federal judge to toss a $3 million suit accusing it of breaking an agreement to give subcontractor JGT Inc. a cut of a government contract to clean up debris left by Hurricane Katrina.

  • June 10, 2011

    OSHA Bill Aims To Guard Gov't Workers, Whistleblowers

    Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., reintroduced a bill Thursday that would amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to cover federal, state and local government employees and increase protections for whistleblowers.

  • June 10, 2011

    E-Rate Fraudster Gets 1 Year For $2.5M Conspiracy

    A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday sentenced an admitted fraudster to one year in prison for helping to rig $2.5 million in subsidized contracts from E-Rate, a federal program that provides Internet access to poor schools.

  • June 10, 2011

    Novo Settles Drug Marketing Claims For $26.7M

    Novo Nordisk Inc. announced Friday that it would pay $26.7 million to resolve federal investigations and False Claims Act lawsuits in New York and Maryland brought by former employees and a physician over the marketing of its drugs for bleeding disorders and diabetes.

  • June 10, 2011

    NRC Boss Slammed Over Nuclear Waste Safety Report

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's inspector general has criticized NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko for his management tactics in killing a safety report on a long-planned nuclear waste dump, saying in a report made public Friday that the chairman withheld information from other commissioners.

  • June 9, 2011

    Fed. Circ. Won't Nix DOJ Contract Award To Monster

    The Federal Circuit ruled Thursday that the government properly awarded a recruiting and staffing system contract to Monster Government Solutions LLC, rejecting losing bidder Allied Technology Group Inc.'s claims that Monster failed to meet all of the bid's requirements.

  • June 9, 2011

    Low Bidder Should Get NY Town Trash Contract: Court

    New York’s highest court ruled Thursday that the town board of Southeast erred in awarding a $1.5 million per year waste disposal contract to a company based on the belief that it was more responsible than an equally qualified lower bidder.

  • June 9, 2011

    GAO Upholds Army Shower Trailer Contract Award

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a decision Thursday denying Active Deployment System Inc.'s claims that the U.S. Department of the Army of improperly awarded a contract for shower and sink trailers to a company associated with contractors facing debarment.