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GAO decision clarifies (sort of?) how and when agencies can bump up contract ceilings

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A decision by the Government Accountability Office provides some clarity to agencies managing multiyear contracts, reaffirming limitations on modifications that would bump up the funds needed for future work.

The GAO issued a decision Aug. 16 in response to a request from the chief counsel to the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services. That individual was seeking affirmation for a 2011 determination by the HHS secretary, which essentially stated that the agency had not…

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How to reduce the growing number of bid protests

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Bid protests in the defense industry have proliferated largely as a result of the way government does business, according to two BDO USA LLP executives, Defense One reports.

Bid protests have become a means of allowing contractors to stay in business longer in an environment of uncertainty, William Keating and Peter McDonald, both members of the government contracting practice at BDO USA write. Bid protests have increased by almost 50 percent since 2008. Agencies should ramp up their efforts to…

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