Gimme Some Money! – Recent GAO Cases on Recovering Bid Protest CostsAlthough the film This Is Spinal Tap was released in 1984, a bid protest attorney whose client has gotten corrective action or had a protest sustained might still hum along with that film’s song, Gimme Some Money, when thinking about the recovery of protest costs. A protester’s urge to “turn it up to eleven”

COVID-19-Related Government Contract Obligations Total Almost $17 BillionThe Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report to Congress titled COVID-19: Opportunities to Improve Federal Response and Recovery Efforts. Of note, the GAO reports that government-wide contract obligations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic totaled approximately $16.9 billion as of May 31, 2020.

COVID-19-Related Government Contract Obligations Total Almost $17 Billion

The GAO report also sets forth the following chart,

Protest Sustained: VA Based “Rule of Two” Determination on Canceled Set-Aside SolicitationThe Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently sustained a protest that challenged the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) failure to set aside an acquisition for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) or Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB). Under the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 (VA Act), 38 U.S.C. §§ 8127-8128, the VA must