In this week’s Bid Protest Weekly article, we discuss whether an offeror’s inclusion in the competitive range of a procurement automatically means that offeror’s proposal is technically acceptable. The protester argued yes, but GAO ultimately decided that including an offeror in the competitive range did not preclude an agency from later determining that the offeror’s proposal was not technically acceptable.
The Bid Protest Weekly is an online journal created and maintained by our Government Contracts Practice Group. This and similar articles analyzing recent bid protest decisions are posted each week on the Bid Protest Weekly website: www.bidprotestweekly.com. The Bid Protest Weekly website also offers a continuously expanding archive of decision digests dating back to 2008 that summarize and categorize GAO bid protest decisions.