Joseph Petrillo: GAO upholds bid protest on Labor contract

When the Labor Department went looking for a contractor to run its Job Corps center in Los Angeles, it eventually settled on a nearly $100 million contract to Management and Training Corporation, ending the center’s relationship with the YWCA, which had run the center for the past 52 years. But the Government Accountability Office upheld a bid protest the group filed, finding Labor had given MTC at least two chances to change the key leaders it had proposed to run the center, an opportunity it didn’t give to the YWCA. Joe Petrillo, a procurement attorney with the law firm Petrillo and Powell, joined Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the case and its implications for other government contracts.

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