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Decisions Of The Comptroller General: When Govt. Smells Performance Risk, Mitigate Or Move On

Monday, May 02, 2011 06:00 am


Denied: Responsible Bidder

Matter of: M. Erdal Kamisli Co. Ltd., 2011 Comp. Gen. B- 403909.2; B-403909.4 (Feb. 14, 2011)

Positive past performance examples didn?t stand a chance against several poor reports, including a past project that was terminated for default.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) rejected bidder M. Erdal Kamisli Co. Ltd (ERKA) for a construction project throughout Romania and neighboring countries after determining that ERKA was not responsible. The Corp found that ERKA?s past performance on a design-build housing project (the Eagle project), which was terminated for default, introduced "an unsatisfactory level of risk." ERKA contended that this not-responsible determination ignored [...]

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