American Artisan Productions, Inc., B-292559; B-292559.2, October 7, 2003
B-292559,B-292559.2: Oct 7, 2003
The agency reasonably downgraded protester's proposal for not identifying project references that were comparable in dollar value to that of the requirement solicited. 2. It was reasonable for the agency to consider the aesthetic quality of the work samples submitted by the offerors. 3. More than one contractor was involved in preparing the specifications. The subcontractor was not in a position to draft specifications favoring its own products. AAP principally alleges that the agency's evaluation of its technical proposal was improper. That the award to PPI was improper due to an impermissible conflict of interest resulting from PPI's use of a subcontractor (High Desert Museum (HDM)) which had assisted NPS in developing the RFP's specifications.