Philadelphia Produce Market Wholesalers, LLC
B-298751, Dec 8, 2006
Philadelphia Produce Market Wholesalers, LLC protests the award of a contract to Four Seasons Produce, Inc. under request for proposals (RFP) No. HDEC02-06-R-0005, issued by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) for fresh fruits and vegetables (produce) for resale at commissaries located in DeCA's East Region (Area 2, Group 2). Philadelphia contends that the agency improperly failed to give its technical proposal additional credit, and unreasonably determined that Four Seasons' higher technically rated, higher-priced proposal offered the best value to the government. Philadelphia also contends that the awardee received an unfair competitive advantage by hiring a former DeCA commissary produce manager as a consultant.
We deny the protest.