Updates
February 2017
Laws and Regulations Affecting Government Contractors


The Sun Also Rises: GAO’s Jurisdiction Over Civilian Task and Delivery Orders is Restored

By Steven A. Pozefsky and Walter A. I. Wilson

Government contractors wondering whether and when they can protest military and civilian task and delivery orders should be aware of recent changes in the law affecting a party’s right to protest before the General Accounting Office (“GAO”). As a result of recently enacted legislation, bidders or other interested parties can now go back to the GAO to protest civilian agency task and delivery orders in excess of $10 million, as well as military task and delivery orders in excess of $25 million.

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Pay Up: Agencies Cannot Use Corrective Action to Avoid Paying Protest Costs

By Steven A. Pozefsky and Walter A. I. Wilson


A recent decision by the General Accounting Office (“GAO”) illustrates how an agency cannot use corrective action to avoid having to reimburse the protester for its costs, including attorneys’ fees, in bringing a clearly meritorious protest. Best Value Tech., Inc. – Costs, B-412624.3, Feb. 6, 2017.

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