Negotiation

In the last few years, the private sector has observed and criticized what appears to be the government\’s increased use of (or reliance upon) LPTA or lowest price technically acceptable as a strategy/approach in negotiated procurements.

Compare FAR 15.101-1 to 15.101-2.

Also, don\’t hesitate to review this DoD memorandum: https://bbp.dau.mil/docs/Appropriate_Use_of_Lowest_Priced_Technically_Acceptable_Source_Selec_Process_Assoc_Con_Type.pdf

Explain the difference between LPTA and the use of a tradeoff process. (Be as specific as possible.)

Offer what you believe are the strongest arguments for and against using LPTA.

To bolster your arguments, do not hesitate to offer one or more examples of when it might or might not be appropriate to use the LPTA approach.