Successful Representation of B&O Joint Venture, LLC in Multiple Bid Protests, Among Other Actions

Bass, Berry & Sims has been privileged to represent B&O Joint Venture, LLC (B&O JV), an 8(a) small business joint venture, in multiple actions relating to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) award to B&O JV of vital maintenance services supporting ongoing training of federal law enforcement officials at FLETC’s Glynco, Georgia facility. Those actions have included Government Accountability Office (GAO) pre-award protests, multiple GAO post-award protests, a Court of Federal Claims (COFC) challenge to FLETC’s override of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) stay, a Federal Circuit appeal of COFC’s denial of the CICA stay override challenge, a Small Business Administration size protest, and a COFC bid protest, among other actions. A more detailed description of these attempts by a disappointed offeror partially owned by the former incumbent, all of which have been resolved in B&O JV’s favor, can be found on our blog. The Federal Circuit appeal of the CICA stay override decision and the COFC bid protest are still pending.

To read the CICA stay override decision, click here, and for the decision denying and dismissing Safeguard’s most recent GAO protest, click here.

On January 16, 2019, Law360 highlighted the impact the government shutdown is having on this specific case. That article, “Gov’t Shutdown Stymies Dormitory Co.’s Fed Contract Case,” is available online.

On May 20, 2021, after consideration by the panel that heard the appeal and then by the Federal Circuit judges who are in regular active service, the Federal Circuit issued a per curium order denying the petition for a rehearing and rehearing en banc, bringing this latest chapter in the saga to a conclusion in B&O JV’s favor. Read more here.

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