Conflict of Interest by Government Official

Nov.23.2015

In Satellite Tracking of People, LLC (Nov. 6, 2015), GAO sustained what it called a first-of-kind protest concerning a government program manager who had been recently employed by one of the competitors in the procurement. Because the CO had stated in writing prior to proposal submission that the program manager should recuse herself, yet never followed through to enforce the recusal, GAO concluded that a known conflict of interest concern had been left unresolved and, therefore, prejudice to the protester arising from this conflict must be presumed.