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Law360: GAO’s Close At Hand Doctrine In Light Of Triad Decision


WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 -- In a recent Law360 article, Baker Botts litigation lawyers Michael Golden and Craig Schwartz examine GAO’s “close at hand” doctrine in light of the Triad decision.

“In short, the close at hand doctrine operates to override an agency’s general discretion to consider past performance information with a limited set of circumstances in which the agency must consider such information,” they state.

Throughout the article, Golden and Schwartz examine the “close at hand” doctrine by providing (1) background analysis of the GAO’s close at hand jurisprudence preceding Triad, including a proposed three-prong framework for litigating future close at hand protests; (2) a discussion of Triad informed by this analysis; and (3) conclusions concerning Triad’s significance in litigating the second prong in the proposed close at hand framework.

To view the entire Law360 article, please click here.


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