“The Government Accountability Office has put the hammer down on several companies who were protesting their elimination from the on-ramp to get on the Veterans Affairs Department’s $22.3 billion T4NG technology services contract vehicle.”
“GAO denied protests filed by eight companies, who argued they were unfairly eliminated from the competition for seats on the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation contract.”
“The VA has been using a phased approach to making awards under the on-ramp process, so it has been eliminating companies as it moves toward final awards.”
“As expected, several of the knocked out companies filed protests in November arguing their elimination was unfair.”
“GAO decision’s have yet to be released but the results are part of the agency’s public docket. There generally is a lag between the ruling itself and when the written decision is released as attorneys haggle over a public version.”
“But these denials, coupled with a U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision involving another protest, mean the VA is now free to move forward and make awards. All of those protests were resolved in GAO’s favor. including the court case brought by Summit Technologies…” Read the full article here.
Source: VA can now make $22.3B T4NG on-ramp awards – By Nick Wakeman, February 25, 2021. Washington Technology.