Pentagon Unveils Rule On When 1 Bid Is Enough

Law360, New York (July 26, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense proposed a rule Monday designed to better ensure a solicitation has attracted a competitive price in instances in which only one bid is received.

If only one bid is received on a solicitation that ran for less than 30 days, contracting officers must reopen the solicitation for at least 30 more days, according to the proposed rule. If only one bid is received on a solicitation that ran for 30 days or more, officers must analyze whether the prices are fair...
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