A Look At Rare GAO Decision On Bid Protest Abuse

Law360, New York (September 13, 2016, 11:48 AM EDT) -- Citing an abuse of the protest process, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has suspended a company's right to file bid protests for a period of one year.

The GAO's unusual action was taken after the contractor in question filed 150 bid protests in the ongoing fiscal year alone, most of which have been dismissed for technical reasons. The GAO's decision also cites "baseless accusations" made by the protester, including accusing GAO officials of being "white collar criminals" and asserting that "various federal officials have engaged in treason."

The GAO's decision in Latvian Connection LLC, B-413442 (Aug. 18, 2016) arose under a...

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