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Curry's most recent research paper "DoD Source Selection: Competencies, Deficiencies, an Remedies" was published in the Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School on April 30, 2014. Research conducted in preparation for writing this paper was based primarily on the analysis of contractor protests of the award of contracts that were sustained by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) over a two-year period. Recommendations are made to address all the deficiencies identified during the research.
Published: Aug 04, 2014 by Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Acquisition Research Symposium
Authors: William Sims Curry
Subjects: Public Administration & Public Policy
Research into 2 years of protests sustained by Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed weaknesses in federal government (primarily DOD) process for selecting contractors. The most egregious of the weaknesses is cryptic results from the proposal evaluation team. Cryptic proposal evaluation team results subjects contractor selection to corruption by permitting award of the contract to either of 2 or more contractors. A process to clearly identify the superior contractor is recommended.