American Recycling Systems, Inc., B-292500, August 18, 2003
B-292500: Aug 18, 2003
DIGEST Protest that contracting agency improperly found protester's quotation to be technically unacceptable is denied where the agency possessed significant countervailing evidence that created doubt whether the vendor could comply with a material requirement of the solicitation and the vendor failed to take the opportunity to provide support for its claimed ability to comply with the requirement. Was technically unacceptable. ARS argues that it should have received the award because it submitted the lowest-priced quotation. Was for one trailer-mounted brass ordnance shell deformer. The deformer was required to have a shell deforming capacity equal to or greater than 7. Award was to be made to the vendor offering the lowest-priced technically acceptable item.