Contractors Northwest, Inc., B-293050, December 19, 2003
B-293050: Dec 19, 2003
Work was apportioned among contract line item numbers (CLIN) for "base items" (CLINs 001 through 005) and "optional items" (CLINs 006 through 0016). Bidders were instructed to "quote on all items in this [IFB]" and were advised that the evaluation of bids would be based "upon the total price quoted for all items.". The IFB also contained two clauses concerning the evaluation of optional items that are pertinent here: 52.217-4 EVALUATION OF OPTIONS EXERCISED AT TIME OF CONTRACT AWARD (JUN 1988) Except when it is determined in accordance with [Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)] [Sec.] 17.206(b) not to be in the Government's best interests. The Government will evaluate the total price for the basic requirement together with any option(s) exercised at the time of award. 52.217-5 EVALUATON OF OPTIONS (JUL 1990) (a) Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR [Sec.] 17.206(b) not to be in the Government's best interests.