The Department of Defense (DOD) recently promulgated a final rule limiting the DOD’s ability to use the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) method of procurement. The final rule — which took effect on October 1, 2019, and applies only to DOD procurements — is codified at section 215.101-2-70 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

GSA Issues Solicitation Merging 24 Multiple Award SchedulesOn October 1, 2019, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued its much-anticipated consolidated schedule solicitation, merging 24 multiple award schedules (MAS) into a single schedule for products, services and solutions. (See GSA announcement.)

Under MAS (also commonly referred to as Federal Supply Schedules and the GSA Schedules), the GSA “establishes long-term, governmentwide contracts with

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), in Netcentrics Corp. v. United States, recently upheld an agency’s decision to disqualify an offeror from a procurement based on a perceived material misrepresentation in the offeror’s proposal about the availability of key personnel. In so holding, the COFC made clear that a material proposal misrepresentation may