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Pitiful Price Evaluation Unfairly Caters To Certain Bidders

January 3, 2006

In R&G Food Service, Inc., d/b/a Port-a-Pit Catering (Sept. 15, 2005
), GAO sustained the protester's challenge to the agency's determination that its prices were not fair and reasonable. The GAO's found that, by improperly limiting its price evaluation to an examination of unit prices without also considering the estimated quantities of each item, the agency therefore failed to consider the likely actual cost to the government from the competing proposals.

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