Spotlight on bid protests: personnel, technical issues, solicitations

By James Tucker (March 3, 2022, 5:50 PM EST) – This month’s digest examines three recent protests:

1. A landmark decision by the United States Federal Court of Claims rejecting controversial precedents from the United States Government Accountability Office regarding the unavailability of key personnel;

2. A cautionary tale from GAO, where a failure in the agency’s computer system prevented a timely bidder’s proposal from being considered; and

3. A protest that the Court of Federal Claims upheld due to ambiguous latent solicitation after the GAO dismissed an earlier protest on exactly the same facts.

Unavailability of key personnel: Golden IT LLC c. United States

February’s most interesting protest decision was Golden IT LLC v….

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