A common protest ground in GAO protests involves a challenge to discussions held by an agency in a best-value procurement. This week’s Bid Protest Weekly article reviews a case in which GAO addressed whether an agency is required to reopen discussions based on issues raised for the first time after the initial round of discussions has concluded.
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.