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Wednesday, January 02, 2013 04:27 am


Denied: RFP Requirements

Matter of: Alares, LLC, 2012 U.S. Comp. Gen. B-407124 (Nov. 7, 2012)

An offeror's successful completion of VA hospital work in the past was not enough to make up for its failure to explain how its experience was relevant to a future VA project.

Alares, LLC (Alares) submitted a proposal for a Department Veterans Affairs (VA) project to replace heating, venting, and air conditioning (HVAC) units at a VA Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The RFP established three evaluation factors: price, past performance, and management approach. The VA awarded the project to a higher-priced offeror because Alares scored lower than the awardee on both the past performance and management approach factors. Alares protested, claiming its low scores were unmerited. H [...]

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