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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

GAO: Subcontracting Plan Required by Solicitation Must be in Proposal

It’s a basic tenet of government contracting that a contractor must comply with the requirements of an agency solicitation. Continue reading

At GAO, Challenge of Restrictive Terms of Solicitation Tough Burden to Meet 

A recent GAO decision provides a real-world example of how not to challenge a solicitation Continue reading

GAO Releases Updated Bid Protest Guide

This Guide is packed with useful information and tips about using EPDS and about the protest process in general. Continue reading

Federal Register :: Federal Acquisition Regulation: Task- and Delivery-Order Protests

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to raise the threshold for task-and delivery-order 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

Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits

We testified on our 8th annual report, in which we identified 68 new actions that Congress and executive branch agencies could take to improve operations across government. Continue reading

GAO Clarifies Competition Standards for Simplified Acquisitions

There is still no bright line for determining which agency actions meet this threshold. Continue reading

Weaknesses Cannot Be Assigned Unequally, GAO Confirms

Some GAO opinions can leave you wondering where the line is drawn, but a recent GAO decision provides an easy-to-understand example involving a requirement to train personnel under certain regulations. Continue reading

Bundling Didn’t Allow Agency to Purchase FSS Open Market Items, GAO Says

In a recent decision, GAO held that it was improper for an agency to buy bundled software packages as Open Market items when another vendor sold the same licenses on its FSS contract as four separate items. Continue reading