Burney & Burney Construction Company, Inc., B-292458.2, March 19, 2004
B-292458.2: Mar 19, 2004
DIGEST Protest that agency improperly rejected protester's bid as unbalanced is denied where bid included overstated prices for some line items. Bidders were required to supply unit and extended prices for each line item. Was the lowest of the five bids received. The next low bid was $2. The contracting officer determined that Burney's bid was unbalanced because some line item prices were overstated. The price of one or more contract line items is significantly overstated (typically one or more other line items are underpriced). Where an unbalanced bid is received. The contracting officer is required to conduct a risk analysis to determine whether award to the firm will result in the government's paying an unreasonably high price for contract performance.