B-241047, Jan 15, 1991, 90-2 CPD 42
B-241047: Jan 15, 1991
PROCUREMENT - Competitive Negotiation - Use - Criteria DIGEST: Use of competitive negotiation procedures was appropriate where contracting officer reasonably determined that discussions were necessary to gauge offeror understanding of complex specifications on two renovation projects which were combined into a single procurement just prior to the issuance of the solicitation and to obtain offeror input to ensure that the specifications would accurately reflect the agency's needs. Atkins contends that the Navy was required to use sealed bidding procedures. Provided that award was to be made to the low responsible offeror. Was described in more than 500 pages of text and 185 detailed drawings.