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Posts posted by tjjethomas

  1. Thanks for your response. I've just never seen a hybrid approach between LPTA and Tradeoff where some factors of the evaluation are Acceptable/Unacceptable based on LPTA and other factors in the same solicitaion are another evaluation scheme (i.e, in this case, varying confidence levels for past performance) and you end up possibly having to do a "tradeoff" in order to get to the LPTA. I also, think your comment about violating 15.305(a)(2)(iv) is a good point.

  2. Can someone explain how this recent GAO ruling attached below allowed for a cost/technical tradeoff on a Lowest Priced, Technically Acceptable (LPTA) source selection when FAR 15.101-2( B )(2) prohibits tradeoffs under LPTA? (Page 4). Why would you tie confidence levels to Acceptability? In my mind, you are either acceptable or not acceptable and if you are considered acceptable, then you should go to the lowest price. But, in this case they didn't award to the LPTA. It seems to me they did a hybrid between LPTA and Tradeoffs based on confidence levels. How did this process not violate 15.101-2( B )(2)?


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