Gulf Copper Ship Repair, Inc., B-292431, August 27, 2003
B-292431: Aug 27, 2003
Agency's selection of proposal that failed to conform to a minimum water depth specification is an unobjectionable waiver of the solicitation requirement. Where deviation is negligible and does not result in prejudice to the protester. 2. Agency reasonably selected lower priced proposal from firm whose past performance was reasonably rated neutral instead of higher priced proposal of protester whose past performance was rated very good. Award was to be made on a "best value" basis. Offerors were instructed that the agency might select other than the lowest priced offer. Offerors were to submit berthing plans and sketches to show that the proposed navigation route from the navigation channel to the berthing position satisfied certain minimum water depth requirements.