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Unbalanced Pricing Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Triumvirate Environmental, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Sustained. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is sustained where agency unreasonably evaluated the protester’s pricing as unbalanced and conducted a technical-price tradeoff without meaningfully considering the lower prices set forth in the...

    Triumvirate Environmental, Inc., B-406809, September 5, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Triumvirate Environmental, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Sustained. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is sustained where agency unreasonably evaluated the protester’s pricing as unbalanced and conducted a technical-price tradeoff without meaningfully considering the lower prices set forth in the...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Army Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Unbalanced bidding General Counsel P.C. Highlight: In a bid that includes separate line items, each line item must be reasonably and fairly priced and cannot be overstated or understated in a way that...

    JND Thomas Company, Inc., B-402240, January 28, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Army Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Unbalanced bidding General Counsel P.C. Highlight: In a bid that includes separate line items, each line item must be reasonably and fairly priced and cannot be overstated or understated in a way that...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency should have rejected awardee’s proposal for offering unbalanced prices is denied where awardee’s price was low overall and agency considered risk of high and low line item...

    Cherokee Painting LLC, B-311020.3, January 14, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency should have rejected awardee’s proposal for offering unbalanced prices is denied where awardee’s price was low overall and agency considered risk of high and low line item...

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