“A protester contending that the VA violated the “rule of two” by failing to set-aside a solicitation for SDVOSBs must present sufficient facts to indicate that the VA should have had a reasonable expectation of receiving two or more offers from SDVOSBs at fair and reasonable prices.”
“In a recent decision, the Court of Federal Claims dismissed a rule of two challenge because, according to the Court, the protester only identified one SDVOSB–itself–that was likely to submit an offer at a fair and reasonable price.”
“…The VA originally issued the solicitation as an SDVOSB set-aside. The VA received four proposals, but only two were deemed “responsive,” that is, considered to meet the terms and conditions of the solicitation”… Read the full post here.
Source: VA SDVOSB Rule of Two: Court Provides Important Guidance for Protesters – By Steven Koprince, April 12, 2018.
G2X TAKE: While this specific protest instance will not be a familiar one to most of the G2X readership, the relevance of this Steven Koprince article remains as we continue to see challenges and decisions related to Kingdomware and the rule of two at VA.