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November 2020 Bid Protest Roundup (Law360 Spotlight)

Government Contracts Insights

08 Dec 2020
This was also published in Law360 (8 December 2020)

This installment of our monthly Law360 bid protest spotlight examines three protest decisions from three different forums: one from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), one from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and one from U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC). In Mayatech Corp., the GAO addressed its jurisdiction to hear bid protests of task orders valued at less than $10 million in limited circumstances. The Federal Circuit also addressed a jurisdictional question this month in LAX Electronics, Inc., where it interpreted the meaning of the requirement that a bid protest must be “in connection with a procurement or proposed procurement” to invoke the COFC’s bid protest jurisdiction. Finally, in Utech Products, the COFC provided a reminder of the rigorous standards protesters must meet to demonstrate entitlement to reimbursement for proposal costs and attorneys’ fees.

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