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Daniel H. Ramish Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article on Four-Factor Test in Bid Protest Overrides

Smith Pachter McWhorter attorney Daniel H. Ramish was quoted by Bloomberg Law in the November 4, 2019, published article, "Feds May Be Real Winners if Appeal Helps ‘Confused’ Contractors," discussing The Competition in Contracting Act and a proposed mandatory application of the four-factor test by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit stemming from a 2006 claims court decision, Reilly’s Wholesale Produce v. United States. The court decision said, "agencies’ override decisions should consider:

  • whether significant adverse consequences would occur absent the override;
  • whether reasonable alternatives are available;
  • how the potential costs for proceeding with the override compare to the purported benefits; and
  • the effect of the override on the competition and integrity of the procurement."

The Bloomberg Law full article is available here.