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The successful challenge to GSA’s structure for bid evaluation will go far beyond the Polaris governmentwide acquisition contract.
Every contractor that submits bids on large IDIQs could soon be required to break out labor costs for all relevant task orders under the contract in their pricing schedules. Only smaller and more explicitly labor-oriented contracts—time-and-materials and labor-hour—can be pushed to the task order level, following this ruling.
The discussion will explore impact of the court’s decision on the federal government’s initiatives for structuring bids for major services procurement.
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