Paragon Van Lines, Inc., B-291820.2; B-291913, April 8, 2003
B-291820.2,B-291913: Apr 8, 2003
The IFB bid schedule stated that the services were to be performed "during the period 1 February 2002. Bid opening was originally scheduled for February 19. Was repeatedly extended due to numerous rounds of questions by prospective bidders and an agency-level protest. Were received at the October 23 bid opening. Paragon and the other apparent low bidders were asked to verify their bid prices. The Army concluded that Paragon was the low bidder under several schedules and another bidder was low under another four schedules. 2003 and she was concerned that bidders may not have bid based on the same performance period (12 months versus through January 31). Because the Service Contract Act wage determinations included in the IFB were outdated.