Data Monitor Systems, Inc., B-291791, March 27, 2003 * REDACTED DECISION
B-291791: Mar 27, 2003
DIGEST Protest of selection of slightly higher-priced offeror with higher-rated past performance is denied where selection decision was consistent with solicitation scheme and reflected a reasonable price/past performance tradeoff. Contends that the agency should have given greater weight to the extent of each offeror's aircraft maintenance experience due to the importance of the base's aircraft reconnaissance work. The Air Force issued the RFP to select a commercial offeror to compete against the government's in-house "most efficient organization" (MEO) pursuant to the procedures of the OMB Circular A-76 cost comparison process. /1/ The RFP provided that the agency would select the "best value offeror" whose proposal was most advantageous to the government considering three evaluation factors.