Protests and Corrective Actions

Protest Lessons Learned: When to Challenge Corrective Action

A small business learned the hard wasy about protesting a contract award.

Source: Fox Rothschild LLP, The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog, Article written by Nicholas T. Solosky, published August 13, 2015

For Government contractors, it can be a frustrating experience to have your hard-earned contract award sidetracked by a protest – particularly if that protest includes a mandatory performance stay.  More frustrating still is when the agency pulls the award altogether by deciding to take corrective action and re-open the competition.

This is no time to be passive!  If your contract award is under attack, contractors should get involved and intervene in the protest.  This advice takes on particular importance when corrective action is proposed – the window to challenge a renewed competition closes on the date when revised proposals are due.  MORE…

Small businesses must monitor any challenges to their award.  Contact your nearest PTAC for assistance with government contracting.


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