Semont Travel, Inc., B-291179, November 20, 2002
B-291179: Nov 20, 2002
DIGEST Award based on quotation that the agency considered unbalanced is unobjectionable where the agency considered the risk of unreasonably high prices for contract performance and reasonably determined that the unbalanced pricing did not pose an unacceptable level of risk to the government. Notified vendors that the past performance of technically acceptable vendors was approximately equal in importance to price. The solicitation established that award would be made to the responsible vendor whose quotation was most advantageous to the government. The solicitation also stated that the agency "may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced.".