CETROM, Inc., B-291106, October 31, 2002 * REDACTED DECISION
B-291106, Oct 31, 2002
DIGEST Protest challenging contracting agency's evaluation of protester's proposal and exclusion of proposal from competitive range is denied where agency's evaluation and competitive range determination were reasonable and in accordance with the solicitation evaluation criteria. Contract awards were to be made to the responsible offerors that provided the "most advantageous or best value" to the government. Past performance was equal in importance to the technical/management factors. The two combined were "significantly more important" than price. Were of equal importance. Offerors were informed that they "shall be responsible" for ensuring that their past performance references completed past performance questionnaires and submitted these questionnaires to NIH for consideration.