The Shutdown, GAO And CICA — The Sky May Not Be Falling

Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT) -- While many have voiced concerns that the shutdown will deprive contractors of their ability to either file a timely protest at U.S. Government Accountability Office or, if a protest is timely filed, obtain an automatic stay under the Competition in Contracting Act, the consequences of the shutdown may not prove to be as dire as predicted.

While there is limited precedent about what happens when the procurement law division shuts down indefinitely (this branch of the GAO was deemed “essential” during the last government shutdown), the...
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