Prior Section Comment Letters
The ABA Section of Public Contract Law is a powerful force in advancing public procurement policy. Many of the Section's substantive committees are making an impact on procurement-related regulations in their special areas of expertise. Written comments on proposed regulations, prepared by the Section's communities and then reviewed and approved by the Section's Council, are submitted to government agencies. Comments have been submitted on high-profile topics including acquisition reform, commercial item acquisition, bid protest procedures, cost allowability and cost accounting, health care and pharmaceutical pricing, and rights in intellectual property.
Blanket Authority Handbook
The Blanket Authority process is designed to allow entities of the Association to present statements within their particular expertise and jurisdiction to appropriate government agencies while providing prior notice to other sections, divisions, and officers. If your section or division seeks blanket authority approval, or if it objects to a proposed request, please pay special attention to the timing and distribution requirements.
Practicing Before the Federal Board of Contract Appeals Manual
Find simple, straightforward guidance for contractors who bring appeals to federal boards of contract appeals (BCAs) without representation by an attorney (pro se litigants), and for attorneys who may not be familiar with BCA practice. It may also help contractors decide whether to hire an attorney to present the appeal.
Articles of Interest
Find the Bid Protest Before the Government Accountability Office Basics Facts and Misconceptions document linked to the arrow in this section immediately below.
The Section of Public Contract Law recently updated its bylaws. You can find the most recent version by following the link.
Frequently Asked Questions
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