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Counsel Commentary: OCI Waivers: The Ultimate Bid Protest Trump Card

by Stephen L. Bacon

In a recent article for Contract Management magazine, Stephen Bacon explores a decision where the government’s authority to waive organizational conflicts of interest (OCIs) played a pivotal role in defeating protest allegations. OCIs, governed by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 9.5, are designed to maintain fairness, prevent unfair advantages, and protect the government’s interests.

For a comprehensive understanding of the decision and its implications, you can read the full article here.


This article appeared in the July 2023 issue of Contract Management magazine, published by the National Contract Management Association. Used with permission.

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