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GAO Blasts FBI's "Second-Tier" IDIQ Solicitations

October 15, 2015

In Harris IT Servs. Corp. (Oct. 2, 2015), GAO arrested the FBI's issuance of two solicitations under existing IDIQ contracts because each solicitation called for a single, "second-tier IDIQ instrument" that would deny other, existing IDIQ holders the fair opportunity to compete for future task orders as required by FAR 16.505. GAO also found that the contemplated future task orders could potentially exceed the scope of the underlying IDIQ contracts and contained unduly restrictive specifications.

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