A recipe for bid protests

Federal agencies generally have a lot of discretion when it comes to their procurement decisions. But not explaining why they did what they did can be a recipe for bid protests. That’s exactly what happened when the Army awarded a major contract for communications support services in U.S. Central Command. The Court of Federal Claims has now ordered the Army to go back and fix problems with the 2019 award decision. To talk more about the case, FNN Deputy Editor Jared Serbu was joined by Joe Petrillo, a procurement attorney with Smith Pachter McWhorter.