The Government Accountability Office denied the protest of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) solicitation by Oracle saying DoD was consistent with statutes and regulations.
The Government Accountability Office sided with Oracle Corp. in a bid protest that alleged the Pentagon ran afoul of the already-broad rules for other transaction agreements.
The Government Accountability Office plans to start assessing a fee for vendors filing complaints in March 2018.
The ruling only addresses the year-long contract, not the most recent short-term bridge contract between Equifax and IRS.
Industry can no longer protest civilian agency task and delivery orders worth more than $10 million to the GAO after the Senate didn’t pass a bill that would’ve extended the authority permanently.
Ralph White, the Government Accountability Office’s managing associate general counsel for procurement law, said two federal acquisition cases went to the Supreme Court over the last year as part of an atypical fiscal 2015 for federal bid protests.
Procurement protests get a bad rep for taking long to sort out minor details. GAO’s Ralph White says that’s far from true. He debunks some common procurement myths.
Perception isn’t reality for bid protests in the federal government. Some perceptions — like there are more protests than ever — are more chatter than they are real. Ralph White is managing associate general counsel for procurement law at the Government Accountability Office. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose the idea that there are more protests than ever isn’t supported by the numbers.
The Government Accountability Office released its annual report showing vendors submitted 5 percent more protests in 2014 than in 2013. But the overall sustainment rate dropped significantly for the first time in five years.
The Government Accountability Office says the Citizenship and Immigration Services directorate should reevaluate USIS to determine if it’s indeed a responsible contractor in light of allegations of defrauding the government and an investigation by the Justice Department on those charges.