The Growing Backlash Against LPTA Source Selection

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 1:37 PM EDT) -- The government has a problem. It has to learn to do more with less. There are calls for budget cuts of all programs. Sequestration is in the news every day. It’s no wonder that we are seeing increased use of procurements using the lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) source selection process authorized by FAR 15.101-2. And that method may make sense when acceptable is good enough. But how often is acceptable really good enough when the government is buying military hardware, communications equipment or other complex...
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