Archives: John OBrien

Bid Protests Challenging “Other Transaction Agreement” Procurements

On May 31, 2018, GAO, for the first time, sustained a bid protest in connection with an “Other Transaction Agreement” (“OTA”). See Oracle America, Inc. B-416061, May 31, 2018, 2018 CPD ¶ ___.      

Should I File a Bid Protest at GAO?

You were just notified by the government that your proposal, for an important government contract or task order that you were hoping to be awarded, was unsuccessful. The question that immediately jumps to your mind is “what, if anything, can I do to change this result?” The answer to that question depends on a number […]

Grant and Cooperative Agreement Protests: A Changed Landscape

John O’Brien and Andrew Wible discuss the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Hymas v. United States, 810 F.3d 1312 (Fed. Cir. 2016), which all but eliminated the Tucker Act as an avenue to challenge an adverse grant decision.  

E-Verify Rules Delayed Again

E-Verify Rules to go into effect September 8, 2009.