Aventis Pasteur, B-291584, January 23, 2003 * REDACTED DECISION
B-291584: Jan 23, 2003
DIGEST Protest is denied where it is clear from the record that the protester was not misled during discussions concerning the criticality of an offeror's proposed approach to satisfy the solicitation's milestone requirements. Explained that there was an urgent need to devise appropriate and effective measures to protect the general population from the harmful effects of anthrax spores used as instruments of terror. There was sufficient justification to warrant the rapid development. The RFP provided that the milestones were considered contract deliverables. The RFP provided that the technical evaluation factors were significantly more important than cost. The evaluators determined that there were a number of technical weaknesses and disadvantages in the Aventis proposal.