Transventures International, Inc., B-292788, November 4, 2003
B-292788: Nov 4, 2003
DIGEST Protest challenging agency's evaluation of protester's proposal and exclusion of proposal from competitive range is denied where agency's evaluation and competitive range determination were reasonable and in accordance with the solicitation evaluation criteria. The DEA explains by way of background that its mission of enforcing the federal narcotics laws requires that the agency have the capability to understand numerous foreign languages so that it can translate. One way the DEA intercepts conversations is through court-ordered nonconsensual telephonic monitoring. Technical capability was considered "substantially more important than cost.". Section M further provided that offerors were to submit past performance information.