VetLikeMe 1/15/2015


VetLikeMe, January 15, 2015


In this issue:

Fraud Jan 16, 2015

by Hardy Stone

Vet admits fraud ‘in spades’ prompted $1.5M Kerrville hospital contract

By Guillermo Contreras :

A Navy veteran has pleaded guilty to charges that he lied about his company’s qualifications to the Veterans Affairs Department to get $1.5 million in contracts for work at one of its hospitals.

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Short Takes Jan 16, 2015

On Hawk Hill, they’ll train disabled war vets to be entrepreneurs

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Michael Hinkelman

TENS OF THOUSANDS of disabled GIs have returned home from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan to face daunting challenges ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder to lost limbs and other injuries.

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Entrepreneurship Isn’t Inspired by Freebies

by Michael Kaplan

As America squeaks its way out of a long recession, those who are paying attention realize that the economic landscape looks much different than it did in 2008. Structural unemployment has fueled a jobless recovery, and those jobs that have been created are but a shadow of their former selves.

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FedBizOpps Searches: Be Thorough (Or Be Out Of Luck)

by AmandaWilwert

Article by Amanda Wilwert:

If one type of FedBizOpps search does not turn up a solicitation, try a different search–or run the risk of missing the solicitation….

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Federal Court Overturns CVE Determination Revoking SDVOSB Status

 Courtesy:  Whitcomb Law, PC

Is it valuable to protest a CVE determination with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims?

On October 10, 2014, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims granted construction company Ambuild’s summary judgment motion in its protest against the CVE and the VA’s OSBDU. According to the case Ambuild Co. LLC v. United States, the protest began after Ambuild successfully bid on a VA issued construction project and the disappointed bidder, Welch construction, Inc., filed an SBA protest and an agency level protest with the VA OSDBU and CVE. Welch’s protest asserted that Ambuild was not controlled by a service disabled veteran and that the company did not meet SBA size standards, because of its affiliation with a larger construction company….

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