Rep. Wants Cost As Biggest Factor In Defense Contract Bids

Law360, Washington (January 13, 2014, 5:58 PM EST) -- Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., on Friday introduced a bill to alter U.S. Department of Defense contracting practices, seeking to make the proposed cost of a defense contract bid carry at least equal weight to all other factors combined when evaluating competitive bids.

Under Title 10 of the U.S. Code, which governs the armed forces, requests for proposals, or RFP, for competitive procurement must set out the factors and subfactors — such as cost, technical capability and the prior experience or performance of the bidder — which...
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