Are the new LPTA limits a sign DoD is trying to phase out LPTA?

Listen to Francis Rose and Bob Lohfeld on In Depth with Francis Rose. Bob says the new lowest price/technically acceptable (LPTA) limits may be a sign DoD is trying to phase out LPTA.

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  • Frank Kendall, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, is setting limits for when to use LPTA procurement strategies.
  • He says there are only four conditions when LPTA is appropriate to use.
    1. The requirements are well defined;
    2. The risk of unsuccessful contract performance is minimal;
    3. Price is a significant factor in the source selection; and
    4. There is neither value, need, nor willingness to pay for higher performance.