CHAPTER 1Protest Grounds Alleging That the Government Is Wrongfully Preventing Competition
1. LACK OF ADVANCE PLANNING
Overview of This Protest Ground: Protests often arise when a company wants to compete for a particular government requirement but the government has awarded a sole-source contract to a competitor or has otherwise failed to open the requirement up for competition. Sometimes these types of protests are filed against a modification to a contract that a protester believes is “outside the scope” of the awarded contract and, in its view, circumvents competition in violation of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA).
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