GAO Tightens 'Too Close' Rule For Ignored Contract Info

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT) -- A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office decision sided with the U.S. Army in a protest over past performance information the Army didn't consider during its evaluations, clarifying the importance of contractors picking the most relevant contract references during a bid, attorneys say.

Contractor FN Manufacturing Inc. had challenged the Army's decision to purchase replacement barrels for M4 carbines from Colt Defense LLC based largely on Colt's superior score during a past performance evaluation, arguing that the Army had ignored evidence from a previous contract that proved...
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