Army Gen. Gustave Perna: ‘Unnecessary’ Bid Protests Hurt Contracting Process

Gen. Gustave Perna, commander of the Army Materiel Command, has called on companies to refrain from filing “unnecessary” protests against contract awards, Defense News reported Friday.

Jen Judson writes Perna told audience at the Association of the U.S. Army-hosted Global Force Symposium that protests slow down contracting officials and affect their capacity to do other tasks.

Perna added the service branch aims to reduce requirements for protests and urged contractors to “work through the process.”

Steffanie Easter, acting Army acquisition chief, told Defense News she believes factoring acquisition into the entire life cycle of a program will help the service branch increase the credibility of its procurement decisions and address  bid protests.

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