Interview Questions: Unjustified Sole Source Awards

Questions that might reveal unjustified sole source awards include:

  • Do you know or suspect, or have you heard, that unjustified sole source awards have been made to certain contractors?
  • Are sole source contracts being awarded without adequate justification or review?
  • Are multiple sole source contracts being made to certain contractors just under the sole source threshold?
  • Does a particular contractor receive a disproportionate number of sole source contracts?
  • Are any previously competitive awards now being awarded without competition, and if so, why?
  • Are split purchases occurring to facilitate sole source purchases?
  • Are controls and procedures to prevent sole source contract awards in place and enforced?