Kay & Associates, Inc., B-291269, December 11, 2002 * REDACTED DECISION
B-291269, Dec 11, 2002
Agency reasonably concluded that awardee's higher past performance rating was more valuable to the government than protester's somewhat lower price. Proposals were submitted by nine offerors. Among other things: The trade-off decision recommendation is between Doss . . . and Kay. . . . Their past performance/performance risk references indicate Doss' ability to form cohesive teams that will reduce the likelihood of problems in hiring. Their offer is the best value to the Government despite the [deleted] percent price difference[/5/]. . . . . . The [deleted] percent difference in price is well worth the additional price of Doss' proposal because their higher past performance rating increases the likelihood of successful performance.