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Border Wall Protest Dismissed After Protester Fails to Timely Submit Comments

The Department of Homeland Security’s procurement for border wall prototypes is a complex, controversial procurement by any measure.  But one protest of that procurement has recently been dismissed for a simple reason: the protester failed to timely submit comments on the agency report. Bid protests at the Government Accountability Office are notorious for their fast … Continue Reading

GAO Reaffirms Protest Jurisdiction Over “Mixed Transaction” Leases, But Questions Remain

This week, the General Accountability Office (“GAO”) published a decision reaffirming its jurisdiction over protests of “mixed transaction” leases.  Generally, GAO’s protest jurisdiction is limited to the procurement of goods and services, which does not include leases of federally-owned property.  However, in certain circumstances, a transaction involving a lease includes a procurement of goods and … Continue Reading

GAO Rules Agency Best Value Decision Fails “Tests Of Rationality And Consistency”

The GAO recently issued a decision clarifying that a procuring agency’s discretion in best-value procurements, while broad, is not unfettered. In PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, B-409537 (June 4, 2014), GAO sustained a protest by PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) challenging NASA’s award of a contract for audit support services to CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (“CLA”).  PwC alleged that NASA improperly relied upon … Continue Reading
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