e-LYNXX Corporation, B-292761, December 3, 2003
B-292761: Dec 3, 2003
Protest challenging source selection decision is sustained. Given that the price/technical tradeoff was based primarily upon a technical consideration which the contracting officer testified he did not understand and for which he obtained no advice. GPO and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have entered into a "Compact" under which both agencies would seek to develop a mechanism that would allow federal agencies to place printing orders directly with print vendors through an on-line system operated by GPO. The Compact between GPO and OMB was attached to the RFQ. Vendors were informed that GPO intended "to purchase an existing web-based e-commerce solution with necessary modifications to accomplish the requirements" identified in the RFQ.