COFC Still Beckons To Protesters

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims' decision in Jacobs Technology Inc. v. United States, No. 11-180C, 2011 (Fed. Cl. May 26, 2011) does double duty, affirming once again the availability of the COFC as a convenient forum for aggrieved offerers challenging a resolicitation and providing us with a useful primer on the perennial issues of jurisdiction, ripeness, standing and agency discretion in the context of pre-award protests.

In Jacobs Technology, the COFC considered a United States Special Operations Command (“USSOCOM” or “the agency”) competitive acquisition in...
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