Science & Management Resources, Inc., B-291803, March 17, 2003
B-291803: Mar 17, 2003
DIGEST Protest that agency misevaluated awardee's past performance and price is denied where record shows that challenge to past performance evaluation is based on misunderstanding of the facts. That price evaluation was legally adequate in context of a fixed-price contract. Award was to be made to the firm submitting the proposal deemed to offer the best overall value to the government. Bionetics was a subcontractor under a prior PMEL contract. SMR maintains that the agency was unaware of this termination when it performed its evaluation. That Bionetics's proposal would have received a lower rating had the agency known all of the facts. The evaluation of past performance is a matter within the discretion of the contracting agency.