March 1, 2019

Two recent GAO bid protest decisions (both sustained) highlight an important aspect of agency evaluations.

That is, agencies must look beyond mere adjectival ratings, and instead turn to the underlying merits behind those ratings, when making an award decision. GAO's rule statement in both decisions (linked below) is nearly identical and can be summed up as follows:

– evaluation ratings are guides to intelligent decision making

– evaluation of proposals requires a qualitative assessment of proposal...

June 23, 2017

In today’s marketplace, government contractors must build a track record of strong past performance––it is a critical metric necessary to secure future awards. With each new contract, you have the opportunity to showcase your workforce and technical proficiency. Importantly, contractors who successfully perform the work and impress agency officials will likely receive a glowing past performance report. And now more than ever, contractors need to maintain a positive working relationship with agen...

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