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Govt. Can Only Evaluate What You Demonstrate

Wednesday, February 02, 2011 01:32 am


Denied: Evaluation

Matter of: Carothers Construction, Inc., 2010 U.S. Comp. Gen. B-403382 (Oct. 28, 2010)

A bidder on a lab construction project disagreed with the government's assessment of its relevant past experience, but the bid didn't demonstrate enough specialized work to support an award.

Carothers Construction, Inc. (Carothers) lost out to a higher rated (and higher priced by $2 million) bidder on a Department of Agriculture project to renovate aMississippi scientific research facility. Carothers protested, claiming that the government improperly evaluated its past experience and staffing plan. The Comptroller General disagreed.

Carothers' bid received a low score under the project experience and past performance factor because, according to the government [...]

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