Vantage Associates, Inc., B-290802.2, February 3, 2003 * REDACTED DECISION
B-290802.2: Feb 3, 2003
Agency determination to make award on the basis of lower price under solicitation which provided that technical considerations were more important than price is unobjectionable where the technical proposals were reasonably evaluated as essentially equal. 2. Favorable consideration of offeror's past performance and technical capability in producing item identical to that being procured with the exception of a change in the color of a required coating is reasonable under solicitation which contemplated evaluation of offeror's previous production of the same or similar item. The currently deployed radomes are painted white. While the remainder of the Phalanx CIWS (for which the radomes provide protective cover) and the majority of the ships are painted haze gray.