New Year’s News for Government Contractors

Happy New Year from Randolph Law! We’re looking forward to helping you make 2018 your most successful year yet! 

To start, we’ve put together a quick round up of the latest news for government contractors. 

DARPA Makes $850M Services Contract Available for Bids

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has opened a 5-year, $850M contract for bidding. Bids on the Technical and Analytical Support Services Contract are due on February 8th. The scope includes technical, financial, administrative, legislative, legal and other services to support DARPA’s national security mission. Click here to see the full RFP

RAND Study Says Bid Protests Do Not Delay the DoD Procurement Process

While many in government are looking for ways to minimize and eliminate bid protests, a RAND Corp. study, commissioned by the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), found that bid protests are not undertaken frivolously. Protest activity has been increasing but remains an issue for a mere 0.3% of Department of Defense contracts. Click here to read more details from the study.

Section 809 Panel Seeks to Collect the Worst Acquisition Regulations

More than 2/3 of all Federal Acquisitions Regulations have not been updated since they were created, leaving hundreds of outdated or irrelevant compliance issues on the books for government contractors. The congressionally-mandated Section 809 Panel has been tasked with identifying and eliminating outdated provisions to streamline the acquisition process and alleviate the administrative burden posed by these regulations. Find out how to submit your least-favorite regulations to the panel’s “50 Worst!” campaign here.


Whether you’re struggling with regulatory compliance issues or evaluating the potential of a bid protest, Randolph Law is here to help. Contact us today with your government contracting questions.