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Contract Appeals Board Lorilyn E. Simkins Confirmation Resolution of 1999
PR 13-218

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Chairman Linda A Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the reappointment of Ms. Lorilyn E. Simkins to the Contract Appeals Board.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Contract Appeals Board Lorilyn E. Simkins Confirmation Resolution of 1999".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the reappointment of:

Ms. Lorilyn E. Simkins
1631 Montague Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
(Ward 4)

as chairperson of the Contract Appeals Board, established by section 901 of the District of Columbia Procurement Practices Act of 1985, effective February 21, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-85; D.C. Code §1-1189.1), for a term to end July 28, 2003.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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1631 Montague Street, N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20012
(202) 727-6597 (Work)
(202) 726-7739 (Home)

BAR MEMBERSHIP: District of Columbia (1979), California (1973)


July 1994 – Present:

Chief Administrative Judge, District of Columbia Contract Appeals Board.

The Contract Appeals Board provides an impartial, expeditious and knowledgeable forum for the resolution of contractual claims and protests between the District government and its contractors. The Board's jurisdiction is established by the Procurement Practices Act of 1985, as amended. The Board is authorized to conduct quasi judicial hearings in the resolution of claims arising during contract performance, Quick Payment Act claims, and appeals from debarment or suspensions. In addition, the Board is also responsible for resolution of protests involving challenges to the terms of a solicitation or award of a contract. As the Chief Administrative Judge, in addition to managing my own caseload, I am also responsible for day-to-day management of the agency.

March 1992 — July 1994:

Chairperson, District of Columbia Rental Housing Commission.

The Rental Housing Commission is a three member quasi-judicial body which hears and decides rent control cases on appeal from the District's Rent Administrator. The cases arise pursuant to the Rental Housing Act of 1985, and its predecessor statutes. As Chairperson of the Rental Housing Commission, in addition to my own case load, I was responsible for personnel and budgetary matters, and for management of the agency's day-to-day operations.

July 1991 – March 1992:

General Counsel to the Department of Administrative Services.

The Department of Administrative Services was the central procurement agency in the District at the time that I served as General Counsel. I was the chief legal advisor to the agency director; developed legal analysis for agency positions; acted as ethics counsel; reviewed claims filed by vendors against the District; reviewed all District goods and services contracts over $ l ,000,000; drafted regulations; and decided personnel grievances. In addition, I was the Freedom of Information Act Officer and Records Manager for the agency.

January 1985 – July 1991:

Assistant Corporation Counsel, Office of the Corporation Counsel.

9/88-7/91: Administrative Services Section: Advised the Department of Administrative Services on contract and real estate matters; and litigated protests and appeals before the District's Contract Appeals Board.

1/86-9/88: Consumer Affairs Section: Advised the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs on licensing matters, and litigated a wide range of licensing issues before the professional boards, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Office of Adjudication and the Board of Appeals and Review.

l/85-l/86: Law Enforcement Section: Responsibilities included litigating welfare fraud violations in District of Columbia Superior Court.

January 1980 – January 1985:

Council of the District of Columbia.

l/83-l/85: Clerk, Committee of the Whole: Serve as the chief administrative officer end staff director for the Committee; advised the Chairman of the Council on the Committee rules, budget issues, the Comprehensive Plan, and matters relating to Statehood and cable television.

l /80- l /83: Staff Attorney and then Co-Director of the Criminal Code Office, Committee on the Judiciary: Responsibilities included establishing policy and drafting legislation and committee reports. Major legislative contributions included: Uniform Controlled Substances Act; Sexual Assault Reform Act; Protection of Minors Act.

September 1978 – December 1979:

Clinical Fellow, Antioch Law School.

Supervised law students in a criminal clinic in D.C. Superior Court.

March 1975 – May 1978:

Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County.

Defended misdemeanor juvenile and felony cases; and supervised attorneys conducting preliminary examinations.

March 1974 – March 1975

Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County.

Prosecuted misdemeanor, non-support and juvenile cases.

September 1972 - January 1974

Associate Counsel, Clarence Wilridge, Esq.

Prepared bankruptcy documents, commercial contracts and negotiated personal injury cases.


Boston University School of Law, J.D. 1972.
Connecticut College for Women, B.A. 1968.
Continuing education courses in real estate, government contracts, and management.


District of Columbia Bar: Member of the Administrative Law, Government Contracts, and District of Columbia Affairs Sections.
Washington Bar Association
Board of Contract Appeals Judges Association


Member, PTA, Owl School.
Member, Sixteenth Street Heights Civic Association
Member, Soka Gakkai Internation, Culture Department, Lawyer's Division

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