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Docket No.: 14-916
Certiorari Granted: 06/22/15

PartyNames: Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States
Petitioner: Kingdomware Technologies, Inc.
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Citation: 754 F.3d 923
Supreme Court Docket

Kingdomware Technologies, Inc.
United States

The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 provides that contracting officers at the Department of Veterans Affairs "shall award" contracts on the basis of competition restricted to small businesses owned by veterans whenever there is a "reasonable expectation" that two or more such businesses will bid for the contract at "a fair and reasonable price that offers best value to the United States." 38 U.S.C. $ 8127(d). The Federal Circuit, however, relied on a prefatory clause in the statute to limit the application of this mandate to situations in which the Department believes that applying it is necessary to meet the goals that the Department estab-lishes for contracting with veteran-owned small businesses.

Question Presented:

Whether the Federal Circuit erred in construing 38 U.S.C. $ 8127(d)'s mandatory set-aside restricting competition for Department of Veterans Affairs' contracts to veteran-owned small businesses as discretionary.

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