Bid Protest Spotlight: Pandemic, Burdens, Timeliness


By Sandeep Nandivada and Michaela Thornton

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Law360 (November 9, 2020, 3:43 PM EST) —

Sandeep Nandivada
Sandeep Nandivada
Michaela Thornton
Michaela Thornton

This month’s bid protest roundup examines three recent decisions by the U.S.¬†Government Accountability Office that provide important reminders for companies considering whether to protest a contract award.

In Chronos Solutions LLC, the GAO held it was unreasonable for an agency to construct its procurement without regard for the changed circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

MicroTechnologies LLC, on the other hand, highlights the significant deference the GAO affords an agency’s technical judgment.[2]

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