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GAO Faults Contractor for General Manager’s Sickness

the incumbent had already proposed to use the same general manager for the next contract. Continue reading

Voluntary Protest Withdrawal Following Outcome Prediction ADR Precludes Later Refiling, Says GAO

GAO’s outcome prediction alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) can be a tempting option for all parties to a protest Continue reading

Bid Protests: The RAND Study of DOD Protests at the GAO and the COFC

This short piece discusses the congressionally mandated study of bid protests of (or disappointed offeror litigation related to) U.S. defense department procurements. Source: Bid Protests: The RAND Study of DOD Protests at the GAO and the COFC by Steven L. Schooner :: SSRN

GAO: Where RFP Requirements Clearly Not Met, Protest Costs Reimbursable

As Koprince Law attorneys have discussed in depth, GAO will in some instances award costs for a clearly meritorious protest where an agency does not take corrective action before the due date for the agency report. But what are the standards for a “clearly meritorious” protest? Source: GAO: Where RFP Requirements Clearly Not Met, Protest Costs … Continue reading

Incumbent Not Entitled to “Extra Credit” in Transition Evaluation, GAO Says 

An incumbent contract wasn’t entitled to receive “extra credit” in the agency’e evaluation of offerors’ transition plans. Continue reading

GAO: Subcontracting Plan Required by Solicitation Must be in Proposal

It’s a basic tenet of government contracting that a contractor must comply with the requirements of an agency solicitation. Continue reading

At GAO, Challenge of Restrictive Terms of Solicitation Tough Burden to Meet 

A recent GAO decision provides a real-world example of how not to challenge a solicitation Continue reading

GAO Releases Updated Bid Protest Guide

This Guide is packed with useful information and tips about using EPDS and about the protest process in general. Continue reading

Federal Register :: Federal Acquisition Regulation: Task- and Delivery-Order Protests

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to raise the threshold for task-and delivery-order protests Continue reading

Pentagon seeks to limit bid protests in federal court

The Defense Department is proposing legislation to impose new constraints on government contractors’ ability to protest federal agencies’ award decisions, including by rolling back their rights to file bid protests in federal court. Currently, companies who believe an agency mishandled a contract award have two independent forums to file protests: the Government Accountability Office and the … Continue reading