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Contracting & Ethics

1. What is your opinion of the GAO analysis to determine whether Aetna Government Health Plans, LLC (AGHP), should be excluded from the competitive bid based on an alleged unfair competitive advantage stemming from AGHP's hiring of a former TMA (TRICARE Management Activity) employee (the TMA Chief of Staff) to prepare AGHP's proposal.
2. If you were to recommend a corrective action for TMA to take what would it be.
3. How would your recommendations sufficiently reconcile the appearance of impropriety?
4. Can you identify and evaluate the three (3) most critical factors that bolster the agency's appearance of impropriety?

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1.What is your opinion of the GAO analysis to determine whether Aetna Government Health Plans, LLC (AGHP), should be excluded from the competitive bid based on an alleged unfair competitive advantage stemming from AGHP's hiring of a former TMA (TRICARE Management Activity) employee (the TMA Chief of Staff) to prepare AGHP's proposal.

My opinion is that the GAO analysis was correct and that (AGHP) should be excluded from the competitive bid based on its inept defense for their actions that violated competitive advantage protections that are afforded to all competitors. (AGHP) attempted to argue that a previous decision in Honeywell Tech. Solutions Inc. was a precedent, in this case, to rule against Health Net with the notion that Health Net?s allegations are coextensive with the statutory procurement integrity provisions used in this case. This was the major flaw in its argument and the factor that was the impetus for the GAO to nullify their bid as well as bar them from ...

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