Ballast Ham Dredging BV, B-291848, April 4, 2003
B-291848, Apr 4, 2003
Slightly higher-priced proposal for the award of a contract for dredging were reasonable and consistent with the terms of the solicitation. Were unreasonable. The successful contractor will provide all equipment. The proposals were reviewed. Clarification questions were provided to the offerors. Van Oord's proposal was evaluated as "above average. 597. /2/ Ballast Ham's proposal was also evaluated as "above average. This proposal was rated "marginal. The source selection authority (SSA) and SSEB noted that the proposals submitted by Van Oord and two other offerors were technically acceptable or better as initially submitted. The SSA also noted that Van Oord's proposal was evaluated as above average with advantages under the two most important evaluation factors (specialized experience and dredging equipment).