In this week’s Bid Protest Weekly article, we address the requirements the government must meet in order to limit a procurement to a specific brand name. The government must adequately justify any restriction on a brand name basis.
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.