Universal Construction Company, Inc., d/b/a Turner-Universal
B-292407, Aug 18, 2003
Universal Construction Company, Inc., d/b/a Turner-Universal, protests the award of a contract to GSC Construction, Inc. under invitation for bids (IFB) No. MSFC-0-03-03, issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), for the construction of a 5-story office building at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. TurnerUniversal, a large business that submitted the apparent low bid, protests the award to GSC, an Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business concern, as a result of the agency's application of a 10 percent HUBZone price evaluation preference to Turner-Universal's low bid.
We deny the protest.