I Fought the Law, and the Law Won? Standing Issues Prevent Claim of Agency’s Rulebreaking

As we discussed in July 2017, Timberline Helicopters, Inc. has been involved in ongoing litigation regarding the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s (a.k.a. “BLM”) procurement of helicopter flight services to aid in fire-fighting and fire-suppression missions, services essential now more than ever.

Most recently, in Timberline Helicopters, Inc. v. United States, No. 18-1474C (Fed. Cl. Nov. 14, 2018), the Court of Federal Claims held that Timberline no longer had standing to bring its claims.

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FAA: SDVOSBs Must Be Verified in VetBiz to Receive Set-Aside Awards

Want to receive a service-disabled veteran-owned small business set-aside contract from the Federal Aviation Administration?  Get listed in the VA’s VetBiz database.  The FAA has adopted a regulation requiring VA VetBiz certification as a requirement of winning a FAA SDVOSB set-aside award.  One interesting question: will other agencies follow the FAA’s lead?

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