GAO Protest Jurisdiction — Ending Or Expanding?

Law360, New York (July 6, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT) -- In Technatomy, a disappointed bidder challenged the Defense Information Systems Agency (“DISA”) award of a task order under an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (“IDIQ”) contract on the ground that DISA unreasonably evaluated vendors technical and cost quotations. DISA moved to dismiss the protest citing lack of jurisdiction. In Re Technatomy, B-405130, June 14, 2011.

Specifically, DISA charged that the GAO’s jurisdiction to hear task order protests in excess of $10 million had expired on May 27, 2011, as provided in the sunset provision of 41 U.S.C....
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