Although Congress has restricted when the Dept. of Defense (DoD) might use lowest-price technically-acceptable (LPTA) contractor selection criteria, the Department has not followed this mandate.
Note: This article was written by Matthew Schoonover of Koprince Law, LLC and first appeared in SmallGovCon.
A recent GAO report highlights DoD’s struggle. As of September 2018, DoD has not yet revised its regulations to reflect certain statutory restrictions against LPTA awards and, as a result, DoD contracting officers believe they are not yet required to follow these new requirements.
Candidly, I’m not so sure. But in any event, GAO’s report issued a couple of recommendations to help DoD fully implement the restrictions against LPTA procurements.
Let’s take a look.
Keep reading this article at: http://smallgovcon.com/statutes-and-regulations/gao-report-lpta/