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Jason Workmaster Discusses Key Trends from GAO's 2021 Bid Protest Report on Federal News Network's "Off the Shelf"

"Off the Shelf: Key Trends in GAO's 2021 Bid Protest Report"

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On Federal News Network's Off the Shelf podcast, Jason Workmaster discussed the trend towards fewer protests and the key grounds of protest that gender the most success for a protester. He also covers some key government contract and bid protest decisions, including a Civilian Board of Contracts case with major implications for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program and its end user license agreements. In Avue Technologies Corporation vs. HHS and GSA, the Board found no jurisdiction where Avue filed a claim for breach of its license. Avue is the licensor but not the MAS contractor with privity to the government and as such its claim was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Workmaster also shared his analysis of a Court of Federal Claims case regarding interested party status, organizational conflicts of interest and the government’s timing to raise an OCI. Finally, Workmaster provided a look at a significant year for procurement regulations, including updates the Buy America Act (BAA), sustainable procurement, and cyber. For the full interview, click here.