When a procurement agency opens discussions with one offeror, it must open discussions with all offerors within the competitive range.
The GAO’s decision in International Waste Industries, B-411338 (July 7, 2015) involved a solicitation for the delivery of a solid waste incinerator to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickham. The solicitation notified offerors that the government planned to procure the incinerator using simplified acquisition procedures. Award was to be made to the lowest priced, technically acceptable offeror.
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