Devil’s in the Details

By Grace Mahan Because a high level of detail allows for substantive comparison between different bids, it is important both in securing contract awards and in the process of protesting awards after unsuccessful bids. A recent GAO protest ruling, Beacon Grace, LLC, recently highlighted the importance of detail in the government contract bidding process....

The Danger of the “Plug Number” and a Simple Strategy to Avoid Death by Mistake

By Grace Mahan Ideally, prospective contractors make bids for government contracts without error. However, whether because of a clerical oversight or off-the-mark subcontractor bids, mistakes do occur. Often, errors in bids for government contracts result in the forced removal of a bid, or worse, the retroactive reversal of an award. However, as highlighted by...

Congratulations to IH Services, Inc.

O’Riordan Bethel congratulates its client IH Services, Inc.! The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has certified IH Services as a Maryland Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) as well as a Maryland Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). IH Services is now an MDOT certified DBE/MBE for Environmental Consulting Services. Baltimore, Md.-Based IH Services, Inc. specializes in the...

Congratulations to Bear Construction Group, Inc.

Congratulations to Bear Construction Group, Inc., which has been verified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and added to the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov.  Bear Construction Group, Inc. is now eligible to participate in Veterans First Contracting Program opportunities with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is eligible to perform as...

Congratulations to Perfect Glassworks, LLC

O’Riordan Bethel issues a heartfelt congratulations to its client Perfect Glassworks, LLC! The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has certified Perfect Glassworks as a Maryland Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) as well as a Maryland Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Maryland-based Perfect Glassworks, LLC (http://perfectglassworks.com/) offers a variety of glass solutions, including design, fabrication, and installation for...

Our Latest Article: When Desperate Situations Call for Immediate and Targeted Response

Managing Partner Carol L. O’Riordan recently wrote an article in the National Law Review about how small law firms can bring in former government employees and other specialists to help them in their government contracts cases, especially suspension and debarment cases,  thus serving their clients better and reducing costs. The article describes a distinctly...

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