GAO: Factors “Logically Encompassed By” the Solicitation Are Fair Game for Evaluation

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Schoonover & Moriarty – When evaluating proposals, an agency must stick to the evaluation criteria identified in the solicitation. It cannot depart from the solicitation by evaluating against unstated criteria. Though this sounds like a bright-line rule, it’s not so simple. A recent GAO decision shows that agencies have discretion to evaluate against items “logically encompassed […]
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