Shotgun Wedding In Travel Contract Clarifies FAR Rule

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A recent court decision could force the U.S. General Services Administration into a rocky relationship with a low-rated contractor that was initially excluded from a $1.4 billion travel services contract, complicating the agency’s short-term future with the contract but clarifying acquisitions regulations for the long haul.

In a case of first impression at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Judge Margaret Sweeney ruled that the U.S. General Services Administration violated the Federal Acquisition Regulation when it excluded CW Government Travel Inc. from a governmentwide travel contract,...
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