Inadequate Documentation Dooms Cost Realism Evaluation
In TriCenturion, Inc.; SafeGuard Services, LLC
(Jan. 25, 2012), a case in which C&M represented one of the protesters, GAO sustained challenges to the agency’s determination that the awardee’s proposed labor costs were realistic in light of its technical approach, finding that the “inadequate” and “apparently incomplete” evaluation record, which the agency was unable to bolster through hearing testimony, failed to support the agency’s conclusions. GAO also sustained challenges to the agency’s technical and past performance evaluations.
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