Luke Meier

Luke Meier

Luke Meier advises clients in all aspects of government contract law, and has represented clients in a variety of matters including fraud investigations and defense, bid protests, and suspension and debarment proceedings.

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ASBCA Shoots Down DCAA Overreach on Responsibility to Manage Subcontractors

A prime contractor is responsible for managing its subcontractors, but what exactly does that require? In a recent decision, the answer of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals was: not nearly as much as DCAA claimed. In Lockheed Martin Integrated Sys., Inc., ASBCA Nos. 59508, 59509, the Board ruled on a Government claim seeking … Continue Reading

Hope for Offerors Who Win a Multiple-Award IDIQ Contract and Want to Protest an Improper Award to a Competitor

You just learned your company is one of several winners of a multiple-award IDIQ contract.  You also learned one of your competitors, which should have been ineligible, is also an awardee.  So, as things stand, you’ll have to split the contract — and compete for orders — with that competitor.  Can you file a protest … Continue Reading

GAO Protest Sustain Rate on the Rise

Through the first 5 months of FY 2016, GAO is sustaining protests at a 22% clip — a far higher rate than in recent years. GAO’s sustain rate considers only those protests that go to a decision on the merits, and reflects the percentage of those protests where GAO finds in favor of the protester. … Continue Reading

DCAA’s 4th Annual Report to Congress Will Look Familiar to Many…

The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) recently issued its Fourth Annual Report to Congress dated March 25, 2015. Once again, the report shows DCAA is making modest improvements in the timeliness of its audits, and continues to seek regulatory changes that would provide DCAA greater access to contractors’ data, internal audits, and personnel. Congress began … Continue Reading
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