Gracon Corporation, B-293009; B-293009.2; B-293009.3, January 14, 2004 * REDACTED DECISION
B-293009,B-293009.2,B-293009.3: Jan 14, 2004
Agency was not required to hold discussions regarding areas of protester's proposal that were weak. Since record shows that SSA was aware of the relative merits of the proposals when making his "best value" determination. There is no basis to question the evaluation. 3. Quality was more important than past performance. Quality and past performance combined were significantly more important than price. With respect to price (price proposals were submitted only by offerors included in the competitive range). Offerors were required to propose a coefficient (a percentage factor required to cover all contractor costs) for each of 18 line items. The coefficient was based on the Unit Price Book (UPB).