Protest Against Evaluation of Proposal for Technical Factors

B-185558: Aug 26, 1976

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A company protested its elimination from contention for an award, contending that it was entitled to the award because it was technically qualified and offered the lowest estimated cost. Technical factors were more important than cost in evaluating proposals, and award to another offeror was proper even though its cost was higher than the protester's. The agency improperly evaluated cost proposals but, since the protester received the highest score, the improper evaluation was not prejudicial to the protester.