Background - News & Events (Landing) 2016

Search NewsRoom

Advanced Search >

All Alerts & Newsletters

Unequal Price Discussions Sink Award

February 6, 2006

In Sytronics, Inc. (Dec. 29, 2005,, GAO held that a discussion question to the awardee labeling the proposed price as “excessive” sent a stronger message than one to the protester labeling its proposed price as “high.” Prejudice occurred because, for its final proposal revision, the awardee reduced its already-lower proposed price by a greater percentage than the protester, which allowed it to prevail in a cost-technical tradeoff despite the protester's superior technical proposal.

For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

Thomas P. Humphrey
Retired Partner – Washington, D.C.