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U.S. Army’s Covid-19 Telemedicine Project Can’t Be Protested

June 3, 2020, 2:41 PM

System Architecture Information Technology can’t protest the U.S. Army’s elimination of the company’s proposal for a telemedicine network to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, the GAO said.

The Government Accountability Office lacks jurisdiction over protests challenging other transaction agreements (OTAs), it said in a decision released Wednesday.

Such agreements, which the Army may issue for prototype projects, don’t constitute procurement contracts under the Competition in Contracting Act, the GAO said.

The only exception to this rule are situations where a protester asserts that at an agency is excercising OTA authority to avoid using a procurement contract, the GAO said. System...

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