If there’s one thing that industry stakeholders and government procurement officials can agree on, it’s that the federal acquisition process is too complex to work effectively for the 21st century.
How exactly to fix the problem is a matter of debate.
The statutory framework on which the acquisition process is built allows the government to request information on a service it wants, accept bids for that service and determine from which contractor it would like to buy.
But the longstanding tradition of ensuring a fair and transparent acquisition process is butting more and more against a need to acquire new technologies and cybersecurity solutions quickly, and one arena where the balance is growing more contentious is the discussion of contract protests.
Keep reading this article at: https://www.federaltimes.com/acquisition/2017/07/28/drowning-in-protests-can-agencies-stem-the-rising-tide/