GAO Clarifies Task Order Protest Jurisdictional Issues

Law360, New York (February 17, 2015, 10:17 AM EST) -- At first blush, the U.S. Government Accountability Office's recent decision in Goldbelt Glacier Health Services LLC (Feb. 6. 2015) appears to be a run-of-the-mill denial of a protester's request for reconsideration. But, a closer examination reveals a well-reasoned decision that irons out a series of wrinkles pertaining to the GAO's jurisdiction over protests challenging task or delivery order awards. This article examines the GAO's discussion of the various jurisdictional issues presented in the Goldbelt case.

The Underlying GAO Bid Protest

The Department of the Army awarded a task order to National Sourcing Inc. ("NSI") in the amount of $9.6 million, inclusive...

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