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GAO Partially Sustains Bid Protest Over CIO-SP4 Treatment of Large Business Mentors

11.24.2021

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently announced its decision to sustain a pre-award protest by a mentor-protégé joint venture, challenging the terms of a solicitation issued by multiple government agencies.

This decision involved a $50 billion dollar procurement for a Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) known as CIO-SP4, as well as a provision that targeted a mentor-protégé joint venture. The protest asserted that the procurement unfairly disadvantaged large companies in mentor-protégé arrangements.

You may read the full decision here

The joint venture was represented by MMM’s Government Contracts group. To read more, click here.