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Watchdog Nixes Bidder's Protest To Low $159M Air Force Deal

Government Contracts

Air Force flight training contract, when the service branch never indicated it would check if bidders' prices were realistic. Government Accountability Office said an aviation company couldn't question the feasibility of a rival's $159 million U.S.

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New Mandatory Public Works Bidder Responsibility Criteria Effective July 23, 2017

Mike Purdy's Public Contracting

The Washington Legislature adopted a new law ( Senate Bill 5301 ) that adds an additional criterion to the list of mandatory bidder responsibility criteria that public agencies must verify and document before awarding any public works project, regardless of cost. Effective Date: The new law became effective on July 23, 2017.

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An award protest reaffirms: You’ve got to treat all bidders equally

Federal News Network

It used a slightly unconventional approach to evaluating bidders. And we should also point out that the dark horse initially winning bidder was slightly higher priced than secure offense, not a whole lot more, but half a million dollars or so. DIA was hiring a small business to conduct counterintelligence training.

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Understanding Minor Deviations in Public Procurement

The Procurement ClassRoom

A minor deviation would be declared on a requirement if it does not result in a disadvantage against the procurement entity such as reducing the quality of the required goods , works or service, or violate the rights of other bidders. Minor deviations are a subtle area that requires clear guidelines to ensure fairness and transparency.

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Understanding Standard Bidding Documents in Public Procurement

The Procurement ClassRoom

Key Functions of Standard Bidding Documents Standard bidding documents serve several critical functions: Instructions for Bidders : They guide potential bidders on how to prepare and submit their bids. Invitation to Bid : They formally invite potential bidders to submit their bids.

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Pre-Bid and Pre-Proposal Meetings: Similarities and Differences

The Procurement ClassRoom

Opportunity for Questions: These meetings provide a platform for prospective bidders or consultants to ask questions and seek clarifications. Minutes of the Meeting: The minutes of both pre-bid and pre-proposal meetings are distributed to all potential bidders or consultants who received the solicitation documents.

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DOT Solicits Proposals for Contract to Support Federal Transit Administration PMO

GovCon Wire

The Department of Transportation is seeking bidders to provide project management oversight services to the Federal Transit Administration.