TransAtlantic Lines, LLC
B-296245,B-296245.2, Jul 14, 2005
TransAtlantic Lines, LLC (TAL) protests the award of a contract to Strong Vessel Operators, LLC (SVO) under request for proposals (RFP) No. W81G4E-04-R-0053, issued by the Department of the Army for regularly scheduled cargo transportation services to and from Jacksonville, Florida and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. TAL contends that the awardee's proposal should have been rejected as technically unacceptable for failure to comply with the solicitation's requirement for self-sustaining refrigerated containers. TAL also contends that the award is improper because the solicitation failed to include a mandatory subcontracting limitation provision.
We deny the protest.