Vet Contracts At Risk After Court Backs VA's Defiance Of GAO

Law360, New York (November 29, 2012, 9:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has overturned a line of U.S. Government Accountability Office decisions on the Department of Veterans Affairs' obligations to set aside more work for veteran-owned small businesses, delivering a serious blow to veteran-owned contractors' hopes for stronger contracting advantages.

The VA and GAO had been at loggerheads for more than a year, and the GAO has issued several bid protest decisions consistently finding that the Veterans Benefits, Health Care and Information Technology Act of 2006 requires the VA to use small-business...
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