Bid Protest Spotlight: Clarity, Timeliness, Agency Deference

Law360 (June 8, 2021, 4:14 PM EDT) -- This month's bid protest spotlight examines three recent decisions. Tridentis LLC highlights the importance of submitting a sufficiently clear proposal.[1] M.R. Pittman Group LLC reminds contractors to timely protest patent ambiguities in solicitations before the proposal submission deadline.[2] Appsential LLC v. U.S. addresses whether an organizational conflict of interest exists where an agency official is married to an individual associated with the awardee's proposal efforts.[3]


In Tridentis, the Department of the Navy issued a solicitation, as a small business set-aside under the SeaPort-Next Generation multiple award contract for ship integration services. The solicitation contemplated issuance of a task order with...

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