The Competition in Contracting Act requires agencies to stay performance of contracts protested at GAO. But agencies may authorize performance anyway by issuing an override after a written finding that immediate performance either serves the best interests of the U.S., or if urgent and compelling circumstances require it. Judges at the Court of Federal Claims have taken varying approaches when reviewing an override decision, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has not articulated a specific standard of review.
Oracle's bid protest criticizing the Pentagon's procurement process for the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud system contract could set the stage for future additional protests.
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PilieroMazza is pleased to announce that Anna Wright has joined the Firm as an Associate in its Government Contracts Group. Ms. Wright represents commercial businesses in a variety of government contracting matters. "With her business-minded approach to government contractor needs, Anna's practice in federal contracting will be invaluable to our clients and the PilieroMazza team," said Isaias "Cy" Alba, a partner in the Firm's Government Contracts Group.
ANNAPOLIS, MD, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019: PilieroMazza– a business law firm serving as a strategic partner to government contractors and commercial businesses – is pleased to announce its expansion into Annapolis, Maryland. Managing Partner, Pamela Mazza remarked, "With its proximity to the greater Baltimore/Annapolis business communities, Ft. Meade, US Cyber Command, and NSA, we are excited about the opportunities the Annapolis office will bring."