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Basis for protesting bid may be that RFQ unduly restricts competition

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently ruled in favor of a bid protester on the issue of whether a request for quotations (RFQ) unduly restricted competition. The decision provides insight into how to increase the chances of a successful bid protest concerning this issue.

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Promises to comply with RFP don’t win a contract

A recent bid protest provides an object lesson in how to prepare a successful bid—or otherwise effectively negotiate with the government in discussions over a proposal.

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Proposed changes to bid-protest regulations

Responding to a Congressional mandate, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has proposed rules to change bid-protest procedures.

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Shootout at the bid contest: Remington v. Colt

Remington Arms Company and Colt Defense recently had a “shootout” about a government contract before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Remington won.

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Bid protest sustained for poor documentation of decision

In baseball terminology, the protester in this case had a triple play. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended—

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