It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Unlike inchange was no longer a campaign slogan.
Responsibility determination Comptroller General - Key Excerpts Finally, the protester argues that the agency unreasonably determined that ISCI was a responsible offeror. The protester contends that the contracting officer ignored the awardee's alleged debts and pending bankruptcy litigation.
As a general matter, our Office does not review affirmative determinations of responsibility by a contracting officer. We will, however, review a challenge to an agency's affirmative responsibility determination where the protester presents specific evidence that the contracting officer may have ignored information that, by its nature, would be expected to have a strong bearing on whether the awardee should be found responsible.
The record demonstrates that the contracting officer considered the awardee's alleged debts and pending bankruptcy litigation.
Indeed, that document shows that the contracting officer specifically found that the awardee "has adequate financial resources to perform the contract, or the ability to obtain them" and specifically mentions that an involuntary bankruptcy notice was provided to the government.
Further, the agency inquired with the awardee's current clients, and determined that neither its debts nor pending bankruptcy litigation had an impact on its contract performance.
Lastly, the agency checked the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System, and identified no information indicating that the awardee had a history of failing to pay its subcontractors.
Contracting Officer's Supplemental Statement of Facts at 5. Given this level of detail, we do not find that the agency ignored either the awardee's alleged debts or any pending bankruptcy litigation. CapRock Gov't Solutions, Inc.
Aug 22, As noted above, Bunzl argues that the CO unreasonably determined it to be nonresponsible. In making a negative responsibility determination, a contracting officer is vested with a wide degree of discretion and, of necessity, must rely upon his or her business judgment in exercising that discretion.
Although the determination must be factually supported and made in good faith, the ultimate decision appropriately is left to the agency, since it must bear the effects of any difficulties experienced in obtaining the required performance.
For these reasons, we generally will not question a negative determination of responsibility unless the protester can demonstrate bad faith on the part of the agency or a lack of any reasonable basis for the determination.
The CO pointed out that letters of supply were not submitted for 25 items and letters of supply for 7 items did not state a country of origin. We find no reason to conclude that this determination was not factually supported and made in good faith.
Bunzl argues that DeCA could have engaged in clarifications to remedy the missing information. Protest at 8; see also Comments at 9. We find this argument unpersuasive. Even to the extent that the CO could have elected to seek further information from Bunzl to address responsibility concerns, she was not required to do so.
Oct 21, Engility argues that the agency unreasonably found it nonresponsible.
The protester further explains that, as part of the January 1, transaction, a number of contracts were novated to TASC, Inc. The protester states that, contemporaneously with these changes, Engility submitted a name change and novation agreement to DCMA, and also advised the DSS of the changes.
The protester therefore maintains that the facility it identified in its proposal in Chantilly, Virginia, is now, and at all relevant times has been, an Engility Corporation facility approved as a top secret facility that meets the requirements of the solicitation.
The agency essentially takes the position that the solicitation required Engility to have the required clearance in order even to submit a proposal.UrbanEngineer points points points 1 year ago (67 children) A recruiters job is to make you a more presentable candidate.
I work with a LOT of resumes and many of them have spelling errors, mismatched dates, or don't highlight their strengths. An adversary creates a false front organizations with the appearance of a legitimate supplier in the critical life cycle path that then injects corrupted/malicious information system components into the organizational supply chain.
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Word of the Year. Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends. It is an opportunity for us to reflect .
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