Russell Enterprises of North Carolina, Inc., B-292320, July 17, 2003
B-292320: Jul 17, 2003
Higher rated quotation was reasonable. The government estimate for this work was $10. No past performance information was requested inasmuch as the agency was familiar with the vendors solicited. 725. /1/ The contracting officer first determined that the price quoted by Vendor A was unreasonably high and eliminated that quotation from the competition. Cantrell's price was $600 higher than Russell's price. Russell's past performance rating was based on two mowing contracts /2/ and Cantrell's was based on contracts for mowing. The contracting officer recognized that Cantrell's price was $600 higher than Russell's price. Determined that the additional price was "very slight" and did not offset the value associated with Cantrell's better past performance record.