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  1. When the Department of Defense (DoD) sought restrictions on bid protests, Congress made them commission a study to validate their case. That study, authored by the RAND Corporation, looks at bid protests during the 9-year period from 2008-2016. The study indicates a significant increase in the number of bid protests over that time period. That trend alone bolsters the DoD’s case. But a further look at the extensive data from RAND’s study suggests otherwise, and provides critical insights for Defense contractors. Read the full article at Petrillo & Powell's Patterns of Procurement.
  2. Say an agency sent out FAR 15.503(B ) Postaward Notice of Award letters to unsuccessful offerors. Written debriefings were provided to all of them. After a protest was filed, the agency decided to take Corrective Action. The Corrective Action involved reevaluating the proposals. While it was reevaluating the proposals, the agency did not "terminate" the original contract award to the original awardee, but rather, "suspended" their contract and did not allow them to work. Now the agency has completed its new reevaluation. The same awardee from the initial evaluation is also the awardee after Corrective Action. Must the agency send "new" FAR 15.503(B ) Postaward Notice of Award letters to ALL the unsuccesful offerors? Can the agency send the Notice of Award letters to ONLY the unsuccessful offeror that protested last time? Technically, this is not a "new" award in the sense that, there is no new contract being awarded, but rather, the contract with the original awardee, which was "suspended," will now be "unsuspended" so the contractor can start performing the work.
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