Pentagon Seeks to Shake Up Bid Protest Jurisdiction

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT) -- The Defense Department is pushing for legislation that would force contractors to choose between the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims in bid protests, rather than allowing them to approach the court after getting an unfavorable decision from the GAO.

The Department of Defense included the proposal in its April 25 legislative requests for the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which is being considered by the full House of Representatives this week. The proposal would amend the Tucker Act by applying the...
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