Autofrigo Europe S.r.l., B-292753, November 20, 2003 * REDACTED DECISION
B-292753, Nov 20, 2003
We deny the protest. /1/ BACKGROUND The RFP for this commercial item acquisition was issued on May 10. Fixed-price contract with an economic price adjustment for the base period and four 1-year option periods to the responsible offeror whose proposal was determined to represent the best value to the government. The RFP contained the following pricing formula: Unit price = Delivered Price + Fixed Distribution Price The RFP defined "unit price" as the total price (in United States currency) that is charged to the agency per unit for a product delivered to the government. While the RFP emphasized that core item delivered prices were for evaluation purposes only. The RFP also advised that these proposed delivered prices should not dramatically change for orders placed early in the contract unless documented market conditions were established.