In a recent decision, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) played seventh-grade English teacher, reminding offerors to use their own words to get full proposal-writing credit.
In the case of Res Rei Development, Inc., B-410466.7 (Oct. 16, 2015), the agency found a proposal unacceptable because, in its view, the offeror had simply restated the terms of the solicitation. The GAO agreed with the agency’s decision, writing that a proposal that merely restates the requirements of the solicitation without adding detail and insight into how the offeror would manage and execute the contract can be found unacceptable.
The Res Rei Development protest arose out of a United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) solicitation for support services such as acquisition, budget planning, business process re-engineering, and program planning services. Res Rei Development, Inc. was one of several offerors submitting proposals.
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