Joseph Petrillo

  • Federal Drive interviews — June 19

    Avinash Kar of the Natural Resources Defense Council discusses an FDA decision on cattle feeding processes. Attorney Joseph Petrillo offers his perspective on burgeoning bid protests. GAO’s Bill Woods talks about GSA’s reliance on “dun” numbers. Jamison Cush discusses Microsoft’s new tablet device. Charles Scoville works with amputee veterans.

  • Agencies have much to learn from bid protest process

    Joseph Petrillo, a federal contract attorney with Petrillo and Powell, agreed with a recent report that bid protests help to keep the federal government honest. Unfortunately, the 2,000 or so annual bid protests are just a drop in the bucket of the millions of possible protestable contract actions out there.

  • Federal Drive interviews — Aug. 14

    Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo talks about a possible debarment for a defense contractor. Bloomberg analyst Jason Wilson discusses cybersecurity spending. Lou Milione of the DEA recounts the hunt for the “Merchant of Death.”

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Dec. 4, 2012

    USPS’ Tony Vegliante talks about veterans working at the Postal Service. Attorney Joseph Petrillo discusses the government’s many procurement rules. Jerry Brito of George Mason University launched a site to encourage greater transparency at the World Conference on International Telecommunications. Bob Litan discusses a new Bloomberg Government report on reducing the deficit. DoD’s Stephen King talks about the Pentagon honoring standout workers with disabilities.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — April 2, 2013

    Procurement Attorney Joseph Petrillo provides insight into the National Defense Authorization Act. Don Kettl of the University of Maryland discusses the effects of the April 2012 GSA conference scandal. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service talks about how agencies are handling the sequester. Dr. Steve Fuller of George Mason University says the impacts of sequestration may not be as bad as he once believed.

  • Joseph Petrillo: 4 clauses added to Federal Acquisition Regulation

    Federal contractors got a sort of present for the new year — four new clauses in the Federal Acquisition Regulation to deal with in 2016. They were published in final form early in December. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of the law firm Petrillo and Powell joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin discuss them and how they’ll affect government buying.

  • Joseph Petrillo: The folly of being your own lawyer

    You’ve heard the saying. Don’t take the law into your own hands. You take ’em to court. There’s a corollary saying, or there should be. If you take ’em to court, hire a good lawyer. That is, don’t try and represent yourself. Everyone’s a genius, but three recent cases show the folly of trying to be your own lawyer. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Joseph Petrillo: When your bid absolutely, positively has to be there on time …

    As one recent case makes clear, even the fastest networks don’t guarantee your bid on a federal contract will get there on time. Attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell, fills in Federal Drive with Tom Temin on all the details.

  • Joseph Petrillo: Company loses contract award after 3 protests

    One small, disadvantaged company found itself on the short end of the stick when after three protests, its award from the Agriculture Department got switched to the protester. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the lessons learned.

  • Joseph Petrillo: Energy Department learns hard lesson in contracting

    In the case of fixed fee contracts, you pay even if the contractor finds a way to get it done cheaper. No use protesting. That’s what the Energy Department found out the hard way. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell fills in all the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.