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Instructions in RFP Cannot Factor into Evaluation Criteria

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A request for proposals (RFP) is an effective way to find the right vendor for a contract or project. When done properly, an RFP provides ...
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Protest Sustained for Competitive Prejudice

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To win a bid protest, it isn’t enough for a protester to show there was an error in conducting a procurement. The protester must show “competitive ...
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Contradictory Provisions Cause Bid Protest

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When an agency creates a request for proposals (RFP) under the procedures of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 12, it must ensure the request ...
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Signed Contract Modification Supersedes Prior Verbal Agreement

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It is not uncommon for a project to encounter delays, rework or project scope changes. When this occurs, the contractor needs to submit a change ...
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Substantial Material Change in Government Contract Solicitation Requires New Quotations from Offerors

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There are several ways a government agency contracting office can request a quotation or a bid from an offeror. One way is a request for quotation ...
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Price Premium must be Adequately Justified in Best-Value Decision

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When issuing a solicitation, the solicitor can assess the bids or quotations using a best-value tradeoff evaluation. The tradeoff evaluation process ...
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Inaction by Government Contract Officer Causes Ratification of Purchase

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It is not uncommon for a company to offer discounts on its products or services. Generally, this occurs when products are ordered in bulk or ...
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Peraton Protests Scope of Department of State's Corrective Action

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Peraton, Inc. protested the scope of the Department of State’s (DOS) corrective action following the last protest of a task order to ManTech Advanced ...
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Does a Joint Venture Need Security Clearance if All Parties Already have the Necessary Clearance?

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When bidding on a government contract, the company and/or its employees may need a specific security clearance in order to work on a project. ...
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A Picked Apart Bid Proposal Can Be Vulnerable to Protest

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Ambiguity can create numerous issues. When a word, phrase or expression can be understood in two or more possible ways, misunderstandings between ...
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