Atlantic Research Marketing Systems, Inc., B-292743, December 1, 2003
B-292743: Dec 1, 2003
It was inconsistent with the terms of the solicitation for the agency to remove the protester's proposal from consideration for award for allegedly failing to offer certain desired improvements. The Navy determined that each of ARMS's RIS configurations was unacceptable due to operational unsuitability. The special operations peculiar modifications (SOPMOD) system is designed and intended to provide special operations force (SOF) members. The system's core capability is accommodated by a rail interface system. The goal of the miniature day/night sight (MDNS) development effort is to improve on current SOPMOD capabilities through miniaturization. Among the SOPMOD subsystems for which an improved version is sought is the rail interface surface. /1/ The solicitation specified both minimum or threshold (T) requirements and desired or objective (O) requirements for the RIS and other MDNS subsystems.