Fed. Circ. Backs Strict Post-Debrief Bid Protest Deadline

By Daniel Wilson (February 4, 2021, 10:23 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Thursday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had correctly refused to stay a facility maintenance contract while a related protest was being resolved, saying that the challenger had violated a clear deadline for protesting following a debriefing.

The Court of Federal Claims had wrongly ruled that because NIKA Technologies Inc. was allowed to ask additional questions about the debriefing it received from the Corps after being passed over for the contract, it effectively had seven days to protest to the U.S. Government Accountability Office and have an automatic stay imposed on the contract, two days longer...

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