Colmek Sys Eng'g
B-291931.2, Jul 9, 2003
DIGEST Protest that contracting agency improperly evaluated protester's proposal is denied where the record shows that the evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the solicitation's stated evaluation criteria. Which logically encompassed the area for which the protester's proposal was downgraded. The Navy anticipates that the integration of navigation and sonar tools in the underwater imaging system (UIS) it is procuring here will enhance warfighter effectiveness by allowing a single diver to operate the tools simultaneously and will greatly enhance underwater area searches and location capabilities. Since this is the initial production contract for the UIS. The contractor is first required to conduct a pre-production evaluation of the build-to-print technical data package (TDP) to resolve any TDP deficiencies that would make it impossible to produce.