There is no question that procurement regulations give agencies significant discretion at every step of the procurement process, and protesters often have a hard row to hoe to overcome the agency’s exercise of that discretion.
However, agencies often make that task easier by failing to provide full and logical explanations of their decisions that show they have considered all the relevant facts in light of the competing goals of the procurement system, not just the agency’s objective.
The following cases from August illustrate this point.
- Veterans Technology, LLC v. United States, No. 16-1489 (Aug. 2, 2017)
- David Jones, CPA PC, B -414701 (Aug. 25, 2017)
- AT&T Corp. v. United States, No. 17-1025 (Aug. 29, 2017)
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