Bid Protests To Keep Rising As New OCI Rules Loom

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 5:51 PM EDT) -- Lawyers have seen a surge in bid protests over organizational conflicts of interest in recent years, and they expect that trend to continue as the U.S. Department of Defense tightens OCI requirements for contractors in major defense acquisition programs and as new regulations for all federal contractors loom on the horizon.

Increased government reliance on private contractors, consolidation among those contractors, OCI regulations that did not keep up with the realities of the procurement landscape and a perception that OCI-based arguments gave bid protests the best...
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