Joseph Petrillo: What does landmark GAO bid protest decision mean?

Joseph Petrillo, procurement attorney, Petrillo and Powell

Fixed price contracts don't always have to go to the lowest bidder, not if a higher priced bidder offers more value. That's the gist of a landmark decision from the Government Accountability Office. It ruled against protesters of the Alliant 2 governmentwide acquisition contract the General Services Administration is trying to establish. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the decision.


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