DOD Seeks Open Discussion In Procurement Process

Law360, New York (November 24, 2010, 4:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has proposed amending federal rules governing source selection procedures to encourage entities bidding for lucrative government contracts to engage in “meaningful” discussions, saying the move would help eliminate misunderstandings between the government and industry before procurements are awarded.

The proposed changes, revealed in a notice published Wednesday in the Federal Register, are aimed at improving the quality of “high-dollar value, more complex source selections and reducing turbulence and inefficiency resulting from sustained protests,” and would affect contracts worth $100 million or...
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