When a Federal agency holds discussions with offerors during the procurement process, the discussions are required to be meaningful. In order to be meaningful, the agency must identify during the discussions the deficiencies in the offerors’ proposals. The Bid Protest Weekly article this week focuses on a recent GAO decision in which the agency failed to do so.
The Bid Protest Weekly is an online journal created and maintained by our Government Contracts Practice Group. This and similar articles analyzing recent bid protest decisions are posted each week on the Bid Protest Weekly website: www.bidprotestweekly.com. The Bid Protest Weekly website also offers a continuously expanding archive of decision digests dating back to 2008 that summarize and categorize GAO bid protest decisions.