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When Time Is Of The Essence, Govt. Need Not Seal Its Bids

Sunday, May 04, 2008 02:48 pm

 
When Time Is Of The Essence, Govt. Need Not Seal Its Bids

A protester's claim that the government violated the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) by using negotiat-ed procedures instead of sealed bidding fell flat since completion of the project, intended to control flooding in an area hit by Hurricane Katrina, took precedence.

Under CICA, an agency must use sealed bidding when: (1) time permits, (2) the award will be based on price and other price-related factors, (3) discussions are not necessary and (4) more than [...]

 
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