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Price Reasonableness Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denied the protest of Contract Services, Inc. (CSI), regarding the award of a contract to ALOG Corporation, under a request for proposals (RFP) issued by the Department of the...

    Contract Services, Inc., B-407894; B-407894.2, April 3, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denied the protest of Contract Services, Inc. (CSI), regarding the award of a contract to ALOG Corporation, under a request for proposals (RFP) issued by the Department of the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Emergint Technologies, Inc. Agency: Department of Health and Human Services Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is sustained where solicitation for the issuance of a fixed-price time-and-materials task order did not provide for a price realism evaluation, yet the agency...

    Emergint Technologies, Inc., B-407006, October 18, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Emergint Technologies, Inc. Agency: Department of Health and Human Services Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is sustained where solicitation for the issuance of a fixed-price time-and-materials task order did not provide for a price realism evaluation, yet the agency...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Lifecycle Construction Services, LLC Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly rejected protester’s proposal as unreasonably low priced is sustained where the agency based its conclusion on a comparison of...

    Lifecycle Construction Services, LLC, B-406907, September 27, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Lifecycle Construction Services, LLC Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly rejected protester’s proposal as unreasonably low priced is sustained where the agency based its conclusion on a comparison of...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: MVM, Inc. Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably determined that awardee’s comparatively low extended pricing did not pose an unacceptable risk for recruitment and retention where proposed rates for labor categories that made up majority...

    MVM, Inc., B-403912.3, May 26, 2011

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: MVM, Inc. Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably determined that awardee’s comparatively low extended pricing did not pose an unacceptable risk for recruitment and retention where proposed rates for labor categories that made up majority...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: 1. Protest that agency improperly accepted awardee’s plan to hire incumbent personnel based on claim that personnel will be unavailable is denied where there is no significant countervailing evidence reasonably known...

    Applied Business Management Solutions Incorporated, LLC, B-405724, December 15, 2011

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: 1. Protest that agency improperly accepted awardee’s plan to hire incumbent personnel based on claim that personnel will be unavailable is denied where there is no significant countervailing evidence reasonably known...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Defense Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Price Reasonableness General Counsel P.C. Highlight: The techniques and procedures described under FAR 15.404-1(b) Price Analysis, are generally the primary means of assessing price reasonableness. —————————————————————————————————————————– United Concordia Companies, Inc. (UCCI) protests the award of...

    United Concordia Companies, Inc., B-404740, April 27, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Defense Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Price Reasonableness General Counsel P.C. Highlight: The techniques and procedures described under FAR 15.404-1(b) Price Analysis, are generally the primary means of assessing price reasonableness. —————————————————————————————————————————– United Concordia Companies, Inc. (UCCI) protests the award of...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Price Reasonableness General Counsel P.C. Highlight: PJ Helicopters, Inc. protests the determination by the U.S. Forest Service, National Interagency Fire Center, to exclude its proposal from the competitive range under a request...

    PJ Helicopters, Inc., B-402524.2, May 20, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Price Reasonableness General Counsel P.C. Highlight: PJ Helicopters, Inc. protests the determination by the U.S. Forest Service, National Interagency Fire Center, to exclude its proposal from the competitive range under a request...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service Disposition: Protest Sustained in part. Keywords: Price reasonableness; Price realism General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An agency’s concern in making a “price reasonableness” determination focuses primarily on whether the offered prices are higher than warranted. Although...

    Milani Construction, LLC, File: B-401942, Date: December 22, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service Disposition: Protest Sustained in part. Keywords: Price reasonableness; Price realism General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An agency’s concern in making a “price reasonableness” determination focuses primarily on whether the offered prices are higher than warranted. Although...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Agriculture Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Price reasonableness; price realism General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO will not re-evaluate proposals in considering a bid protest, but will only consider whether the Agency’s evaluation was reasonable. —————————————————————————————————————————– In October of 2009, the...

    SDV Solutions, Inc., B-402309, February 1, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Agriculture Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Price reasonableness; price realism General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO will not re-evaluate proposals in considering a bid protest, but will only consider whether the Agency’s evaluation was reasonable. —————————————————————————————————————————– In October of 2009, the...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency evaluation and source selection decision were flawed where agency made award to higher-rated, significantly higher-priced offeror is denied where record shows that evaluation and source selection decision were...

    The Mangi Environmental Group, Inc., B-401783, November 20, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency evaluation and source selection decision were flawed where agency made award to higher-rated, significantly higher-priced offeror is denied where record shows that evaluation and source selection decision were...

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