This week, the Bid Protest Weekly article focuses on the risk faced by contractors that enter into requirements-type contracts with the government. Often times, these requirements contracts have no guaranteed minimum order amount, forcing the awardee to incur significant start-up costs without an opportunity to recoup through performance.
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.