CHAPTER 12

Technical and Cost or Price Evaluations

(FAR 1.102-2(c), 3.104-3, 9.505-3, 12.5, 14.201-6, 15.3, and 15.6)

The third phase of the federal acquisition process is known as the evaluation, negotiation, and award phase. In recent years, vendors protested several large acquisitions because evaluations were not performed based on the agency’s evaluation procedures, and the protests were sustained by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). A technical evaluation of a vendor’s proposal must be performed against the evaluation criteria specified in the solicitation and the government’s requirements. When the evaluation is not performed in accordance with the evaluation criteria and the requirements provided in the solicitation, competing ...

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