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Project Schedules Don't Speak For Themselves: Demonstrate How You'll Get The Job Done

Friday, April 23, 2010 03:27 am


Denied: Bid Evaluation Matter of: Clark/Caddell Joint Venture, 2010 U.S. Comp. Gen. B--402055 (Jan. 7, 2010); and Matter of: Kiewit Texas Construction L.P., 2010 U.S. Comp. Gen. B--402090; B--402090.2 (Jan. 12, 2010)

A technically "excellent" bidder lost out to a technically "good" competitor because the former failed to explain how it could complete the work successfully during the surprisingly short contract duration its bid promised.

Clark/Caddell Joint Venture (Clark/Caddell) bid on an Army Corps of Engineers barracks construction project at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The solicitation instructed bidders to propose an overall contract duration in the contract line item (CLIN) schedule that would become the required contract duration. In addition, bidders were to include a summary schedule noting how long it would take to complete tasks and by which milestones. The government explained that it would evaluate how well the summary schedule supported the proposed duration and evaluate the proposed duration for reasonableness.

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