Lessons From CTC Protests Over Navy Contract

Law360, New York (March 3, 2017, 12:31 PM EST) -- Keir X. Bancroft

Michael T. Francel The U.S. Government Accountability Office's recent decision in Concurrent Technologies Corporation, B-412795.2, B-412795.3, Jan. 17, 2017, 2017 CPD ¶ 25, featured what can best be described as a belt-and-suspenders, and-another-set-of-suspenders, approach to waivers of organizational conflicts of interest (OCIs), and reminds would-be protesters of key timing issues in alleging violations of the Procurement Integrity Act. A review of the turbulent history of the Navy procurement at issue in the Concurrent Technologies protest sheds light on the procedural challenges that contractors face in protesting OCIs (and subsequent agency waivers of the same) and the timing considerations...

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