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Govt. Permitted To Rely On Direct Knowledge Of Contractor's Abilities In Awarding Bid

Sunday, May 04, 2008 02:48 pm

 
Govt. Permitted To Rely On Direct Knowledge Of Contractor's Abilities In Awarding Bid

A protester -- believing that it and a government contract awardee had similar qualifications -- claimed it had been unfairly passed over when it should have had "first dibs" as a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB).

When the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) initiated a boiler replacement project at a Minnesota medical center, it first researched the eligible SDVOSBs capable of competing for the contract, as required by the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006. Finding that none was a viable competitor, the VA [...]

 
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