Philadelphia Produce Market Wholesalers, LLC
B-298751.5, May 1, 2007
Philadelphia Produce Market Wholesalers, LLC protests the award of a contract to Military Produce Group, LLC (MPG) under request for proposals (RFP) No. HDEC02-06-R-0005, issued by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) for fresh fruits and vegetables for resale at commissaries in its eastern region; Philadelphia protests the Area 3, Group 2 award. The protester contends that the agency should have excluded MPG from the competition based on an organizational conflict of interest; according to Philadelphia, MPG's performance of essentially the same work for the agency in another geographical region served as the basis for the current RFP's performance requirements. Philadelphia also contends that the past performance evaluations were unreasonable and generally challenges the reasonableness of the agency's determination that MPG's higher-rated technical proposal and lower proposed cost savings offered the best value to the agency.
We deny the protest.