But Judge, That Was Only What We Said To Congress
Judge Williams of the Court of Federal Claims was obviously not amused when she set aside the agency's override of the automatic stay during the GAO protest proceedings in Cigna Gov't Services, LLC v. U.S. (Mar. 10, 2006, http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Williams/06/WILLIAM.CIGNA(rdctd)Correctedcpy.pdf) in a procurement for Medicare claims administration. In addition to finding the rationale of the agency inconsistent with the agency's testimony to Congress that the procurement had significant scheduling flexibility, she found the override determination failed to consider several relevant factors, such as the cost of termination if GAO determines that the agency made an illegal award.
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