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Price Reasonableness

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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. —————————————————————————————————————————–…

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…