It appears that no past performance and old experience can still rise to the level of "technically acceptable."
Recently, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) returned from the Labor Day Holiday to determine whether the Department of the Army properly picked its role play partner. The Army’s Request for Proposals (“RFP”) sought offers to provide civilians the chance to perform battlefield role-player services for military exercises. The Army’s RFP stated that it would award the contract to the lowest-priced, technically acceptable offeror. As is typical in the world of government procurement, nothing is quite that simple.