GAO Rule Protects Contractors From Agency Foot-Dragging

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 7:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently created a new exemption to its 10-day protest deadline to allow attorneys to consult with their clients about previously unknown information, a decision that attorneys say will protect contractors from deadline gamesmanship on the part of contracting agencies.

Motorola Solutions Inc. won its GAO protest over a $2.5 million contract for a land mobile radio system, after discovering that the U.S. Army Materiel Command intended to buy Motorola radios from rival bidder Harris Corp. rather than from Motorola directly. The...
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