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Oct 22 2014

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Thank the good Lord above!!

And Judge Marilyn Blank Horn, who dismissed SNC’s suit to override NASA’s decision to continue work on CCtCAP while the protest continues.


On October 21, 2014, the court held a hearing in the above captioned protest. Given the urgency to resolve the override issue, the court provided the parties with a verbal decision declining to overrule the override.”

“Override” refers to NASA overriding a provision of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) under which work on a contract ordinarily would cease while a protest of the contract award is pending. NASA initially issued a stop-work order to Boeing and SpaceX in compliance with CICA after SNC filed its protest with GAO. On October 9, however, it rescinded that order, overriding the CICA requirement, on the basis that its statutory authority allowed it to avoid serious adverse consequences.

SNC’s suit before this court is that NASA did not demonstrate those serious adverse consequences in overriding the CICA requirements and the override was “illegal and void.”

Phew!!

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