Pentagon Hasn’t Complied with 2-Year-Old Congressional Mandate on LPTA

Nov 14, 2018

The Department of Defense (DOD) has dragged its feet in implementing a host of new measures lawmakers ordered as part of a crackdown on lowest-price technically acceptable (LPTA) contracts. The findings are part of an annual Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of DOD’s use of LPTA source selections. In its report, released November 13, GAO estimated LPTA is used for about a quarter of the Pentagon’s contracts and task orders that are worth $5 million or more.