YouTube Tuesday: CMMC Requirements and the STARS III Contract

Good news for 8(a) participants: there’s still time to submit proposals for the 8(a) STARS III GWAC! Now, you have until August 26 to submit your bid. But STARS III contains some important language about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. In this video, I walk you through what you need to know to make sure all CMMC requirements are met:

If you have questions about CMMC requirements in the STARS III Contract, check out our previous video on CMMC, or call us here!

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GAO: Agency’s Oral Advice Didn’t Amend Solicitation

An agency’s oral advice, given at a pre-proposal conference, did not amend the solicitation or legally bind the agency.

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO reiterated that offerors rely on oral advice from agencies at their own risk–particularly when the oral advice in question appears to contradict the plain language of the solicitation.

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8(a) Task Orders: No Automatic Size Recertifications

Submitting a proposal for a task order under an 8(a) Government Wide Acquisition Contract does not result in automatic recertification of the offeror’s small business size status.

In a recent decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals held that unless the Contracting Officer expressly requires recertification, an offeror’s size for an 8(a) set-aside task order is governed by that offeror’s size status for the underlying GWAC.

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