MacAulay-Brown, Inc., B-292515; B-292515.2, September 30, 2003 * REDACTED DECISION
B-292515,B-292515.2: Sep 30, 2003
Where protester's primary proposal was to hire incumbent staff. Agency's failure to adjust awardee's evaluated most probable cost upward to reflect awardee's proposed lowering of current salary rates and proposed low escalation rate was reasonable where agency fully considered these features of awardee's cost proposal and concluded that they were achievable and represented reasonable exercise of management control given current employment market conditions. 4. Cost/technical tradeoff was reasonable where source selection authority considered technical distinctions between competing proposals and specifically determined that higher technically rated proposal represented best value despite higher cost.