GAO: Protester Must Show “Specific Exception” to Subcontracting Limitation

May 13, 2016 in News

A protester challenging an awardee’s compliance with the FAR’s limitation on subcontracting faces an uphill battle.

As explained in a recent GAO bid protest decision, an offeror’s compliance with the limitation on subcontracting is presumed; a protester, therefore, must present specific evidence demonstrating that the awardee will not comply with the limitation. In many cases–especially when the solicitation does not require offerors to provide a breakdown of costs of the work performed by the prime and its subcontractors–such evidence may be next to impossible to obtain.

– See more at: http://smallgovcon.com/gaobidprotests/gao-protester-must-show-awardees-specific-exception-to-subcontracting-limitation/#more-5204