GAO Won't Revisit Late Protest Despite SBA Importance Claim

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 9:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has refused to revisit a small business' late protest over a U.S. General Services Administration courthouse operations contract, despite the Small Business Administration saying the dispute involved a significant procurement issue.

Capital Brand Group LLC had filed a protest alleging the GSA wrongly removed the contracted courthouse operations and maintenance services from the 8(a) program for small businesses with socially or economically disadvantaged owners, which was backed by an after-the-fact letter from the SBA claiming that it was an issue "of widespread interest to the procurement community." But the GAO said the letter can't obviate Capital's protest...

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