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Where Non-Price Ratings Identical, Agency Wasn’t Required to Choose Lower-Priced Offeror

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that where two offerors received identical scores on three non-price factors, the agency could still elect to award the contract to the higher-priced offeror. Continue reading

$17.5 Billion Defense IT Contract Award Survives Four Protests

The companies filed their protests with the Government Accountability Office in November; all four were dismissed on Feb. 21. Continue reading

Bid Protests: The RAND Study of DOD Protests at the GAO and the COFC

This short piece discusses the congressionally mandated study of bid protests of (or disappointed offeror litigation related to) U.S. defense department procurements. Source: Bid Protests: The RAND Study of DOD Protests at the GAO and the COFC by Steven L. Schooner :: SSRN

GAO: Where RFP Requirements Clearly Not Met, Protest Costs Reimbursable

As Koprince Law attorneys have discussed in depth, GAO will in some instances award costs for a clearly meritorious protest where an agency does not take corrective action before the due date for the agency report. But what are the standards for a “clearly meritorious” protest? Source: GAO: Where RFP Requirements Clearly Not Met, Protest Costs … Continue reading

Incumbent Not Entitled to “Extra Credit” in Transition Evaluation, GAO Says 

An incumbent contract wasn’t entitled to receive “extra credit” in the agency’e evaluation of offerors’ transition plans. Continue reading

Contractors Oppose Proposed Limit on Federal Bid Protests

A contractors group was pushing committee leaders to reject a Pentagon proposal to curb time-consuming bid protests. Continue reading

Pentagon seeks to limit bid protests in federal court

The Defense Department is proposing legislation to impose new constraints on government contractors’ ability to protest federal agencies’ award decisions, including by rolling back their rights to file bid protests in federal court. Currently, companies who believe an agency mishandled a contract award have two independent forums to file protests: the Government Accountability Office and the … Continue reading

All Bid Protests Must Be Submitted Online Starting in May

Vendors that don’t like the results of a contract award will have to go online to take up their beef up with the Government Accountability Office starting next month. Continue reading

DoD Immediately Implements Portion of Enhanced Debriefing Requirements

The DoD has issued a class deviation to immediately implement part of the the enhanced debriefing requirements mandated by the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Continue reading

VA SDVOSB Rule of Two: Court Provides Important Guidance for Protesters 

In a recent decision, the Court of Federal Claims dismissed a rule of two challenge because, according to the Court, the protester only identified one SDVOSB–itself–that was likely to submit an offer at a fair and reasonable price. Continue reading