Payne Construction, B-291629, February 4, 2003
B-291629, Feb 4, 2003
DIGEST Agency should have considered protester's quotation where it was received prior to agency's commencement of quotation evaluation and other vendors would not have been prejudiced. Which was issued on June 17. The agency determined that one was unrealistically low in price and that the other was from a vendor who had experienced difficulties in completing work on time. At the time the quotations were received. There is no evidence in the record that the quotations received were evaluated at any point between August 14 and October 7. Payne's was lowest. Ridgley's was next lowest. The contracting officer did not consider Payne's quotation because he believed that Payne was ineligible to participate in the competition.