Even Offerors Eliminated Before the Competitive Range May Have Protest Standing

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On January 14, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ("Federal Circuit") held that an offeror had standing to challenge the exclusion of its proposal from a competition even prior to a competitive range, despite the offeror's submission of an incomplete proposal. In Orion Technology, Inc. v. United States, the Federal Circuit clarified that a disappointed offeror that has been eliminated from a competition can show that it has standing as an "interested party."

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