AST Environmental, Inc., B-291567, December 31, 2002
B-291567: Dec 31, 2002
DIGEST Protest that agency failed to perform an adequate price realism analysis is denied where agency's price analysis was reasonable and legally sufficient. Contending that Air Force's price realism analysis was inadequate. AST asserts that Water Quality's proposal should have been rejected because its proposed price was unrealistically low. Proposals were to be evaluated for technical acceptability. Award was to be made on a "best value" basis. That the agency might reject proposals where the prices were unreasonably high or so low as to indicate a lack of understanding of the work to be performed. AST appears to believe that those proposals should have been rejected due to their allegedly unrealistic prices.