This roundup of interesting bid protest decisions issued in November 2017 highlights two decisions, both at the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”).
The first reminds contractors that competitors can work together when failing to do so will result in bad procurement precedence that will cause them future competitive harm.
The second reminds contractors that it may be ill advised to rely on industry day materials, especially if marked that they are subject to change. This decision also shows that, between an original contract and a bridge contract, the original contract is more important in the Small Business Administration’s analysis of whether the award of an 8(a) contract will harm a small business.
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