USIA Underwater Equipment Sales Corporation, B-292827.2, January 30, 2004
B-292827.2: Jan 30, 2004
DIGEST Protester's proposal was properly rejected where its sample fabric failed a "pass/fail" test conducted by a certified and accredited laboratory. The RFP was to procure "[c]ommercial off the shelf [MASS. The technical evaluation was to done in two parts: (1) a preliminary laboratory evaluation and (2) a full technical proposal evaluation. That that preliminary evaluation was on a "pass/fail" basis against seven specifically stated "pass/fail" standards. The product samples were required to be delivered directly to the U.S. Which was to be performed on the two linear yards of material. Among the standards was the requirement that the MASS material have abrasion at not less than 7500 cycles.