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I posted this in the contract administration forum but had no response so I am trying here- I haven't seen this exact question before so here goes....I would for a contractor with GSA schedules and other government contracts. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent, and Parent is owned by a holding company. Immediate parent has two divisions - we'll call them finance and nonsense. There is an effort to combine sales, marketing and delivery efforts of the finance division with my subsidiary because we do similar work, but there is no plan to legally change the structure. We wi
QUESTION: Can an agency just make award to the highest-rated, highest-priced proposal without explaining the "tradeoff"? I saw a recent GAO decision that makes me wonder about this. In Green Earthworks Construction, Inc., B-410724 et al., Feb. 2, 2015, the Air Force issued a solicitation for abatement services for hazardous materials. Here is the link to the GAO decision: http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668348.pdf The RFP stated that there were only TWO EVALUATION FACTORS: PAST PERFORMANCE and PRICE. Although it did not use the phrase "Performance Price Tradeoff (PPT)," it appears that this