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Decisions Of The Comptroller General: Govt. Must Document Exactly Why You Didn?T Make The Grad

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 04:29 am


Sustained: Bid Evaluation

Matter of: C&B Construction, Inc., 2010 U.S. Comp. Gen B-401988.2 (Jan. 6, 2010)


A government agency?s selection of a higher priced bidder was unreasonable since its evaluation documentation couldn?t answer why the higher price was justified.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service issued a task order to Aquatic Contracting, LLC (Aquatic) under a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for a forest engineering and road maintenance project in Oregon?s Ochoco National Forest. The solicitation established a best-value evaluation weighing three equal factors: cost/price, past performance, and key personnel. The government claimed it chose Aquatic primarily because of the company?s similar past performa [...]

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