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Blanket Purchase Order Does Not Equal Task Order Contract

Jan.19.2010

In C & B Constr., Inc. (Jan. 6, 2010), GAO explained that it had jurisdiction to review protests of task orders issued under Blanket Purchase Agreements ("BPA"), even if the task order is valued less than $10 million (the statutory limit for GAO to review protests of task or delivery order contracts), because BPAs are different from task or delivery order contracts. GAO then sustained the protest because the source selection decision was based on numerical scores without adequate substantive discussion.

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