Independence Construction, Inc., B-292052, May 19, 2003
B-292052, May 19, 2003
Where the weaknesses found in the protester's proposal were reasonably encompassed in the evaluation factors and were attributable to a lack of detail in the protester's proposal. Provided for award of a fixed-price contract to the offeror "whose proposal is technically acceptable and . . . whose technical/cost relationship is the most advantageous to the Government.". The evaluation factors were past performance. The first two factors were said to be of equal importance and together were more important than cost. The technical approach/organization structure factor included four subfactors: (1) how the project will be managed and staffed. The TET reconvened to "memorialize their earlier analysis" and the contracting officer (who was also the source selection authority) documented the cost/technical tradeoff. /1/ Agency Report (AR) at 2.