Upcoming Committee Meetings

Bid Protest

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Tuesday, October 20 | Noon – 1:30pm ET

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Noon – 1pm ET | Committee Meeting
Catch up on any notable decisions you might have missed while staycationing and meet our new committee co-chairs, Jay and Anuj. For this meeting, our five committee co-chairs will each present on a recent case or topic of interest to the bid protest community.

Panel

  • Alexis Bernstein, U.S. Air Force,  A discussion of Sumaria Systems, B-418796 (Sept. 9, 2020) and Verizon, B-418331.3 (July 10, 2020), two task order solicitation challenges exploring the limits on agency discretion and the best value continuum.
  • Noah Bleicher, Jenner & Block, While agencies have broad discretion to implement corrective action, two GAO decisions from this summer - Computer World Services Corporation, 418287.3 (June 29, 2020) and Peraton Inc., B-416976.8 (Aug. 3, 2020) - demonstrate that GAO will sustain a protest where the corrective action is unreasonably restrictive.
  • Jay Carey, Covington & Burling, Does GAO's unpublished dismissal decision in Perspecta, B-418533.2 (Apr. 13, 2020) reflect a change in how GAO approaches summary dismissal requests, especially those arguing that a protest claim is too speculative?
  • Amy Hoang, K&L Gates, More corrective action decisions!  GAO's recent decision in Mythics, Inc.; Oracle America, Inc., B-418785, .2 (Sept. 9, 2020) suggests that agencies may have to provide more specificity regarding their proposed corrective action before GAO will grant dismissal.
  • Anuj Vohra, Crowell & Moring, In Teledyne Brown Engineering, B-418835, .2 (Sept. 28, 2020), GAO sustained a protest based upon an apparent conflict of interest resulting from unusual circumstances - competitive foosball? - suggesting that GAO may be willing to consider a broader set of relationships as giving rise to a conflict.

1 – 1:30pm ET | Annual Planning
Following the presentation, we will hold a 30-minute planning session to discuss committee programming for the 2020 - 21 ABA year. The planning session is required for committee vice chairs (see appointments list) but all committee members are welcome to attend.