Fed. Circ. Kills Unsolicited Bid Complaint For Standing

By Chuck Stanley (April 11, 2017, 9:19 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday rejected a contractor's appeal of a failed bid protest against the Navy, finding that he lacked standing because his unsolicited proposal did not meet Federal Acquisition Regulation standards and consequently was unlikely to win the contract.

A circuit panel ruled that Kevin Diaz failed to show he had a direct economic interest in a suit over the rejection of his unsolicited proposal to the U.S. Department of the Navy's Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. The proposal failed to meet FAR requirements that unsolicited proposals be "innovative and unique" and contain sufficient detail for the government...

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