Bradley Attorney Aron Beezley Quoted in Law360 on End of GAO’s Jurisdiction over Task Order Protests
Bradley attorney Aron Beezley was quoted in Law360 on the end of Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) jurisdiction over task order protests from civilian agencies expires at the end of fiscal year 2016 on Sept. 30. While it may represent only a small fraction of its caseload, task and purchase orders are used for deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars and involve a broad range of industries.
“Those figures are a little bit misleading and don't necessarily tell the full story, because the dollar amounts of task orders, and civilian task orders in particular, has been increasing in recent years,” Beezley said. “So even though someone might look at those statistics and think that only 12 to 15 percent of bid protests involve task orders, that actually makes up a large amount in terms of sheer dollars.”
The complete article, “Contractors Fret Looming Expiry of GAO Task Order Protests,” appeared in Law360 on September 30, 2016. (login required)