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Source Selection Decision Protests

1. What are the regulatory requirements the SSA must consider in making a source selection decision?

2. What type of justification, if any, is required to support a SSA's decision to award a contract to a higher priced offer?

3. How have the legal authorities ruled on SSA Decisions where the higher priced offer is challenged?

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1. What are the regulatory requirements the SSA must consider in making a source selection decision?

Regulator requirements include analyzing the price or cost to the government with an evaluation conducted for every source selection. This entails the use of a chosen evaluation team that is tasked with the responsibility of vetting the contract offers. In addition, the quality of the product or services that will be provided must also be assessed in every source selection by considering one or more non-cost evaluation factor including but notwithstanding previous performances by the contractor, whether or not they complied with solicitation ...

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The regulatory requirements the SSA must consider in making a source selection decision are determined. The types of justifications required are provided.

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