Roca Management Education & Training, Inc., B-293067, January 15, 2004
B-293067: Jan 15, 2004
Agency reasonably downgraded proposal that was reasonably found to contain an inadequate number of hours to accomplish the required tasks. 2. While the RFP stated that the contractor was to determine the number of employees necessary to meet the staffing requirements. For purposes of this contract a man-year (FTE) is defined as 1848 hours of work effort (8 hrs. The RFP stated that award would be made to the offeror whose proposal was "most advantageous to the Government. Three technical factors were listed. Price was said to be approximately equal in importance to the combined weight of the non-price factors. Which was Orion's business mentor. Roca's proposal received the lowest technical rating of the three proposals submitted. /1/ The agency was concerned with Roca's proposal to utilize 1 of its 11 proposed instructors as the project manager.