Last September, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued its opinion in Triad International Maintenance Corp., B -408374, 2013 CPD ¶ 208 (Sept. 5, 2013), in which the GAO sustained Triad’s protest of an award by the U.S. Coast Guard. The GAO sustained the protest, in part, by applying a doctrine known as “close at hand.”
This article examines that doctrine by providing (1) background analysis of the GAO’s close at hand jurisprudence preceding Triad, including a proposed three-prong framework for litigating future close at hand protests; (2) a discussion of Triad informed by this analysis; and (3) conclusions concerning Triad’s significance in litigating the second prong in the proposed close at hand framework.
This article originally published in Law 360.
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