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Agencies Abuse Sole-Source Process

February 20, 2013

On the heels of the CFC in Innovation Dev. Enters. of Am., Inc. v. U.S. (Jan. 29, 2013) finding that the Air Force had done zero advance planning before improperly justifying retention of the multiyear incumbent on a sole-source basis, the GAO issued its study faulting DOD more generally. In reviewing eight large sole-source awards, GAO found that DOD in six of them had failed to adhere to the recently tightened FAR requirements for sole-source buys.

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