Of 9-Foot Ceilings And Indoor Parking In Gov't Contracts

Law360, New York (September 22, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT) -- A recent bid protest decision reaffirms the significant discretion government agencies have to define what they need in the office space they rent, even if their requirements restrict competition to a degree. This decision also underscores the need for existing and prospective government landlords to take government requirements seriously and use constructive strategies early in the procurement process in order to have their offers fairly considered.

In JLT Group Inc., B-402603.2 (June 30, 2010), the U.S. Government Accountability Office determined that the General Services Administration’s Public...
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