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GAO, Courts Give Agencies More Flexibility In OCI Rulings

Apr.10.2012 — Government Contracts Law360

Washington, D.C.-based Government Contracts Group counsel Peter Eyre speaks to Government Contracts Law360 about recent decisions by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) and U.S. Court of Federal Claims that show they are less willing to automatically ban companies from contract competitions over alleged organizational conflicts of interest (OCIs), paving the way for more thorough, fact-specific rulings.

According to Eyre, "OCIs remain a red hot area for protestors, and they tend to produce some very interesting protests. You tend to see decisions that have to delve into new factual situations…it's quite dynamic in the sense that these doctrines are being applied to new areas."

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