COFC Says It Can Take On Task Order Protests

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims said Tuesday that the law giving the U.S. Government Accountability Office exclusive jurisdiction over protests of task order awards had expired, ruling that it had the right to take up a protest brought by Med Trends Inc.

Med Trends' case protested the U.S. Department of Labor's decision to give a $39.8 million task order to rival MicroTechnologies LLC. The task order was awarded under a governmentwide Veterans Technology Services contract between the General Services Administration and a pool of prequalified...
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