DOD Tries To Curb Protests With Talks Before Major Deals

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 4:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday finalized a rule that aims to reduce the number of bid protests filed against high-value acquisitions by encouraging the military to engage in discussions with contractors before picking winners for contracts worth $100 million or more.

Discussing acquisitions with contractors and giving them a chance to revise their initial bids can help eliminate miscommunications between the military and its contractors, often resulting in better contract performance and a decrease in bid protests that can bog an acquisition down in...
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