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Section 809 Panel Releases Volume 3 Report and Recommendations

Jan.16.2019

On January 15, the Section 809 Panel released the final installment of its three-volume report, this time including recommendations on, among other topics, bid protests, contractor accounting systems, and government-industry interactions. (The panel released Volume 1 in January 2018 and Volume 2 in June 2018).

The Volume 3 recommendations, if implemented, could have far-reaching effects. For example, the panel recommends eliminating certain bid protests, such as second bite at the apple Court of Federal Claims protests after earlier GAO protests; adopting a “professional practice guide” for DoD and those supporting DoD in its contract audits; and encouraging greater government “interaction with industry during market research.”

Keep an eye on our blog and podcasts in the coming weeks, as we will be providing further detailed analysis of the panel’s various recommendations.

For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

Nicole Owren-Wiest
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2863
Email: nowrenwiest@crowell.com
Robert A. Burton
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2982
Email: rburton@crowell.com
Elizabeth Buehler
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2821
Email: ebuehler@crowell.com
Robert J. Sneckenberg
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2874
Email: rsneckenberg@crowell.com