Bid Protest Spotlight: Late-Is-Late, Party Interest, Timeliness

By Caitlin Crujido (May 12, 2022, 4:48 PM EDT) -- This month's bid protest spotlight examines three recent decisions at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. LLC v. U.S.[1] and Versa Integrated Solutions Inc.[2] involve late proposal submissions at the GAO and the COFC. U.S. Marine Management Inc.[3] addresses establishment of interested party status and timeliness.

The GAO has strict rules for late proposals and the COFC is often more forgiving. In the protest, however, the court took a page from the GAO's book and upheld the agency's application of the late-is-late rule.

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