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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

“Using” an Affiliate’s Past Performance: GAO Explains the Test

A recent GAO opinion sheds some light on that question. Not meeting the GAO’s guidelines for describing the detailed involvement of the affiliate can have a harsh result—a sustained protest if award was made based on the affiliate’s past performance. 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

GAO EPDS Filing System Will Be Live May 1

Just yesterday, GAO released a final rule implementing EPDS. Continue reading

GAO: Understated Pricing Alone Isn’t “Unbalanced Pricing”

As the GAO wrote in a recent bid protest decision, unbalanced pricing doesn’t exist merely because some of an offeror’s line item prices are low. Continue reading

GAO Confirms: No Protests of Most Subcontract Awards

In a recent decision, the GAO confirmed that, except in very narrow circumstances, it won’t decide protests challenging subcontract awards. Continue reading

GAO Sustains Protest of $771 Million Defense Intelligence Agency Contract

The contracting giant ManTech Advanced Systems International protested the award in October, saying the defense agency didn’t adequately explain its decision. Continue reading

SBA innovation program hobbled by database errors, GAO says

The new report details how the SBA benchmarks the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs Continue reading

GAO: Agency Shouldn’t Have Allowed Bid Correction

According to a recent GAO decision, however, absent clear evidence, it is unreasonable for an agency to allow a bid correction. Continue reading