Universal Marine & Industrial Services, Inc., B-292964, December 23, 2003 * REDACTED DECISION
B-292964: Dec 23, 2003
DIGEST Protest challenging agency's affirmative determination of awardee's responsibility is denied where record does not support allegation that contracting officer failed to consider available relevant information. There is no showing of a violation of statute or regulation. For steel ocean buoys.Universal principally asserts that the agency improperly determined that Wallace was a responsible prospective contractor. Wallace's bid was low at $10. Universal's was second low at $12. Found that Wallace was satisfactory on all relevant factors. The agency determined that Wallace was responsible and awarded the contract to Wallace on September 30. The protester asserts that Wallace was not established until July 2003.