Protests Put RAC Development on Hold

November 20, 2008


An automatic hold will stop work for all four Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) regional awards as the result of protests filed by two unsuccessful bidders for the RAC program with the General Accountability Office (GAO). The hold will take place until a determination is made by GAO, as required under provisions of the Competition and Contracting Act of 1984 (CICA).

Under the CICA, GAO has 100 days to issue its decision, which means a decision on these protests would be due in early February 2009. The four RAC contracts—and any work under those contracts—are on hold pending the outcomes of the protests.

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