Bid Protest Spotlight: Arbitrary Action, Timeline, Task Order

By James Tucker (March 9, 2021, 6:08 PM EST) -- This month's bid protest roundup considers three important decisions.

In Superior Optical Labs Inc. v. U.S., in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, a company successfully challenged an agency's decision to take corrective action by reopening a competition the company had already won.[1]

In NIKA Technologies Inc. v. U.S., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision clarifying the protest timelines applicable for triggering a stay of contract performance.[2]

In DynCorp International LLC v. U.S., the Court of Federal Claims reaffirmed the general prohibition on bringing task order protests to that court.[3]

Superior Optical Labs — Unnecessary Corrective Action

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