NABCO, Inc., B-293027; B-293027.2, January 15, 2004 * REDACTED DECISION
B-293027,B-293027.2, Jan 15, 2004
DIGEST Awardee's proposed explosive ordinance disposal total containment vessel (TCV) is a commercial item. Even though it is a modified version of an existing commercially available TCV. Where the modification is minor and customarily available in the commercial marketplace. NABCO contends that UXB's proposed TCV is not a commercial item and does not comply with certain solicitation requirements. The TCV is a trailer-mounted vessel that permits the safe transport of terrorist devices out of populated areas to areas where the devices can be safely counter charged. The solicitation for TCVs was issued on September 9. 2003 as a "combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items." /1/ The solicitation specified that award would be made to the "responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government.