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GAO Decisions Remind Us: Timely Filing of a Protest is Strictly Construed

Recent GAO decisions serve as important reminders that timely filing of a protest is strictly construed. As Department of Defense contractors and agencies are adopting the enhanced debriefing rules, there has been some confusion—by agencies and contractors—as to what constitutes a timely protest. In a recent protest, the GAO addressed these timing issues and clarified… Continue Reading

GAO Announces Final Version of Amended Bid Protest Regulations

Earlier this week, the GAO announced the final version of its amended bid protest regulations, which take effect May 1, 2018. Significant changes to the regulations include the implementation of an electronic docketing system, imposition of a filing fee, possible reduction in the time within which the agency must respond to a protest’s specific document… Continue Reading

DoD Announces Enhanced Debriefing (and Extension to Deadline for Securing CICA Stay)

The traditional debriefing process, by which unsuccessful offerors can obtain information on the basis of the Government’s selection and contract award, was just improved to the benefit of contractors. Under the revised debriefing process, contractors will now have the opportunity to submit written questions and receive written responses from the procuring agency. Only after receipt… Continue Reading
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