The Defense Information Systems Agency announced last week it’s taking bids on the new iteration of a multibillion-dollar global IT services contract to spearhead the transition to the Joint Information Environment.
The Encore III contract — a follow-on to DISA’s Encore II — aims to provide necessary services for the Pentagon and military branches to attain “information superiority,” according to contracting documents released last week.
But DISA’s decision to evaluate proposed services using the method known as “lowest price, technically acceptable” — or LPTA — has raised some eyebrows.
Research on LPTA’s effectiveness suggests it’s an iffy but sometimes necessary proposition for cash-strapped government agencies. What about its use in this case?
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