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Seems a bid protest contributed to the CDC’s national stockpile of ventilators failing.  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/us/politics/coronavirus-ventilators.html

In fact, the contract with a company that was maintaining the machines expired at the end of last summer, and a contract protest delayed handing the job to Agiliti, a Minneapolis-based provider of medical equipment services and maintenance. Agiliti was not given the $38 million task until late January, when the scope of the global coronavirus crisis was first becoming clear.

It is not known whether problems with the ventilators predated the contract lapse, but maintenance of the machines did halt. That delay may become a potentially deadly lapse.

“We were given a stop-work order before we’d even started,” said Tom Leonard, the chief executive of Agiliti, which had won the contract to service the ventilators in the stockpile. “Between the time of the original and the time of this contract award, I don’t know who was responsible or if anybody was responsible for those devices. But it was not us.”

 

This is the protested contract solicitation or contract LTV1200-75A50119R00041 https://fbo.gov.surf/FBO/Solicitation/LTV1200-75A50119R00041

This is the new contract 75A50120C00005 https://govtribe.com/award/federal-contract-award/definitive-contract-75a50119c00070

 

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I have a hard time forming any opinion withOUT knowing the circumstances of the protest.

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57 minutes ago, here_2_help said:

I have a hard time forming any opinion with knowing the circumstances of the protest.

“Without”?

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3 hours ago, here_2_help said:

I have a hard time forming any opinion with knowing the circumstances of the protest.

This again reminds me of something Steve Kelman said - the federal government procurement process is the only place where a company can sue their customer.

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