July Bid Protest Roundup

Government Contracts Insights

06 Aug 2020
This was also published in Law360 (6 August 2020; reprinted with permission)

In this month’s bid protest roundup, we consider three protest decisions the GAO released in the month of July, each of which provides important guidance for companies competing for government contracts. The first involves an unusual twist on an offeror’s obligation to report pre-award changes in the availability of key personnel. The second is a successful challenge to an agency’s decision to remove requirements from the 8(a) program. The final protest decision highlights the importance of determining what “the offeror” means in each solicitation and making sure that one’s proposal clearly complies with the agency’s intended meaning.

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