GAO Report Points To Contracting Impasse With VA

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 10:29 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office's annual bid protest report to Congress on Tuesday highlighted instances in which the Department of Veterans Affairs had ignored its recommendations on small-business contracting, part of an ongoing legal disagreement about the VA's obligations to set aside work for disabled veterans.

GAO and the VA have been at loggerheads for more than a year. The GAO has consistently found the Veterans Benefits, Health Care and Information Technology Act of 2006 requires the VA to use small-business set-aside contracts when two or...
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