The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released on July 15, 2016 a public version of Delfasco, LLC, B-409514.3 (March 2, 2015), a decision noteworthy because of how the GAO dealt with an agency’s post hoc reevaluation of proposals.
The protestor, Delfasco, LLC (Delfasco), had an incumbent contract to sell dummy practice bombs to the U.S. Army, and it protested the award of a follow-on contract to GTI Systems, Inc. (“GTI”), a competitor.
While Delfasco’s protest was pending before the GAO, the Army reevaluated the offerors’ proposals, and it found errors in its evaluation. The Army increased Delfasco’s past performance rating, and it eliminated three strengths that had been assigned to GTI’s technical proposal. Nonetheless, the Army concluded that these errors would not have altered its award decision. In its final brief to the GAO, the Army explained this reevaluation. The Army asserted that Delfasco had not been prejudiced, and it asked the GAO to deny Delfasco’s protest.
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