A final rule on evaluation factors for multiple-award contracts was published and goes into effect August 3, 2020. The rule implements section 825 of the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and modifies the requirement to consider price or cost as an evaluation factor for the award of certain multiple-award task-order contracts issued by DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard.
Section 825 provides that, at the government’s discretion, solicitations for multiple-award contracts that will be awarded for the same or similar services and states the government intends to award a contract to each qualifying offeror will not require price or cost as an evaluation factor for contract award. The contracting officer shall consider price or cost as a factor for the award of each order under the contract.
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