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Pragmatism wins the day in GAO Buy American protest

October 30, 2018, Westlaw

Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a bid protest decision regarding the application of Buy American Act (BAA) requirements to a solicitation for construction. In this decision, GAO rejected the agency’s determination that an offeror’s bid was nonresponsive because the offeror failed to provide certain required information for the evaluation of a potential BAA exception. Scott Freling provides a summary of the decision and key takeaways.

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