(i) orders placed below or below the micro-purchase purchase threshold. The ordering activity may place orders with or below the micro-purchase threshold with any BPA holder who is able to meet the Agency`s requirements. The ordering business should endeavour to distribute these orders among EPS holders. (ii) description of the acquired supply or service; Joseph Petrillo: You could certainly use the cost of the life cycle, the total cost of acquisition, these are things that are taken into account, as you know, unse quantified factors, as well as past performance. So gaO was distinguishing this situation now from the Allianz 2 supply situation, and the question was, you know, the price was reasonable? Here we have to look at the lowest total cost, and the difference here is that a determination of price adequacy is whether the price is too high. It is not a question of determining or trying to determine the lowest total cost. The GAO therefore found that price adequacy did not meet this criterion. In principle, the GAO believes that a comparative assessment of supplier prices, as well as possible additional features and benefits, is necessary. They therefore have a comparative assessment that pits one supplier against the other and not just the common sense standard.
And it is the only one that, according to the GAO, determines whether one lender`s proposal is more or less expensive than another. (ii) markets that exceed the micro-purchase acquisition threshold, but do not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Joseph Petrillo: Well, they certainly found a restriction. Maybe gsA pushed the envelope to see how far they could go. But you know, there are significant differences between this Alliant 2 supply, and GAO talked about it. It was not only under another set of legal rules, but in Alliant 2, the one-on-one competition had been lowered on the ordering process, the task assignment process. There should be only one BPA for each military department and there should be no other competition. So it was a distinction.
Gao also found that when GSA establishes federal delivery planning contracts, it has a definition of price adequacy. So what is the meaning of a second? Joseph Petrillo: Well, that`s what [the Government Accountability Office] thought.