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A Road Less Traveled: Agency-Level Protests
By: James A. TuckerAn agency just messed up a procurement, and you want to protest. Where do you go? The vast majority of bid protests are filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO). A far smaller percentage of protests are brought as lawsuits before the Court of... ›
GAO Post-Award Protest TimelineWe're excited to announce a new series of infographics on our Government Contracts Insights blog. These infographics will highlight key trends and tips for companies in the government contracting community. Our first infographic focuses on the GAO Post-Award Protest Timeline, providing an in-depth timeline... ›
Analyzing Price Realism: When A Deal Is Too Good To Be True
By: James A. TuckerOrdinarily, agencies may not evaluate whether an offeror’s price in a fixed-price acquisition is unrealistic (or “too low”). In Valor Healthcare, Inc. , B-412960; B-412960.2, July 15, 2016, 2016 CPD ¶ ___, however, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reminded parties that when a... ›
COFC Splits with GAO on IDIQ Awardee’s Standing to Protest Additional Awards
By: Locke BellThe Court of Federal Claims signaled recently, in a split with Government Accountability Office (GAO) case law, that the court would entertain a bid protest brought by an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract awardee challenging an agency’s decision to award additional contracts under... ›
GAO’s Timeliness Rules: A Hobson’s Choice for Government Contractors
By: Sandeep N. NandivadaGAO’s timeliness rules are notoriously rigid. Any protest not based on solicitation improprieties must be filed within 10 days after the basis of the protest is known or should have been known, or within 10 days after a requested and required debriefing. 4 C.F.R.... ›