Alpha Marine Services, LLC, B-291721; B-291721.3, March 5, 2003 * REDACTED DECISION
B-291721,B-291721.3: Mar 5, 2003
Protester's interpretation of solicitation provision as requiring agency to make award based on lowest overall "cost" (to be determined by application of various cost-related factors not specified in the solicitation) is unreasonable when the solicitation is read as a whole and in a manner giving effect to all of its provisions. The only reasonable interpretation is that award would be made to the offeror with the lowest overall price proposed. Protest that awardee's proposal for tugboat services should have been found technically unacceptable in various areas is denied where the record shows that the agency reasonably concluded that the proposal demonstrated that the tugboats to be used to perform the services would comply with the technical requirements in the solicitation and protest essentially reflects disagreement with the agency's judgment.