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Public Interest in Federal Contracting
The preservation of the integrity of the federal procurement system, the mandating of compliance by the agency with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, and the deterrence of future violations of procurement laws serve the best interests of the public at large by removing the vagaries and defects associated with an improper solicitation or procurement process. The Court recognized that public interest and concern in Aero Corporation v. Department of the Navy, 558 F.Supp. 404 (D.D.C. 1983), wherein the Plaintiff sought and obtained injunctive and declaratory relief for the Navy’s failure to competitively procure aircraft maintenance services. It is always in the public interest to ensure that procurement regulations and policies are properly followed. Air Terminal Services, Inc. v. Department of Transportation, 400 F.Supp. 1029 (D.D.C. 1973) aff’d 515 F.2d 1014 (D.C. Cir.1975).
Updated: August 3, 2018