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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bid protests: business as usual

DHS official: Bid protests no cause for alarm
Bid protests are far more common than they used to be. But federal procurement staffs should not become alarmed over them, said Rafael Borras, the Homeland Security Department’s undersecretary for management.

Borras said bid protests make up only a tiny fraction of total procurements and they should be viewed as a normal part of business.

Borras said bid protests help ensure agencies craft good procurement programs.

“It’s good for us. It keeps us sharp, and it keeps us honest,” Borras said at the Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, Va., Monday.

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