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Pentagon, defense industry face new bid protest regime

November 21, 2017 at 9:50 AM
The Defense Department and contractors have two years to ready for a new provision in the defense authorization bill requiring large contractors who file losing bid protests with the Government Accountability Office to pay the Pentagon's costs in processing the protest. Those two years may be needed, according to Capitol Hill staffers, because DOD does not currently calculate how much it spends processing bid protests. Under the legislation, which has been approved by Congress but not yet signed by the...

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