Houston Air, Inc., B-292382, August 25, 2003
B-292382: Aug 25, 2003
Higher technically rated quotation for award where agency reasonably determined that awardee's technical advantages were worth the higher price. There was nothing improper in obtaining clarifications from the awardee and not giving the protester an opportunity to correct a major deficiency under one of the evaluation factors that rendered its quotation unacceptable under that factor. Houston challenges the reasonableness of the agency's evaluation and alleges that unequal discussions were conducted. Award was to be made "on the basis of price and other factors including past performance. Contractors were to submit for evaluation a weight and balance sheet and completed questionnaires pertaining to aircraft capability.