Re-Evaluation Ordered Due to Flawed Pricing in Bid

By Paul Emanuelli

In its June 2017 decision in Red River Computer Company, Inc., the GAO ordered a re-evaluation after finding inconsistencies in the competing price offers. The case dealt with a Request for Quotations for enterprise-wide computing and cloud computing services. While the solicitation called for “on-demand” pricing, one of the bidders offered “reserved pricing” based on different costing assumptions. The complainant argued that its competitor’s pricing failed to comply with the solicitation requirements. The GAO agreed and ordered a re-evaluation after finding that the government’s evaluation of the non-compliant competing price offer was unreasonable.