Protest Alleging Evaluation Criteria Not Fairly and Impartially Applied to Proposal

B-192504: Mar 14, 1979

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A company protested that the procuring agency did not fairly and impartially apply the evaluation criteria to its proposal to provide business management and technical assistance to disadvantaged persons in specified California counties. The protesting firm took exception to virtually every aspect of the technical evaluation and contended that the awardee's proposal contained obsolete data and false information for which it was not downgraded in the evaluation. Eventhough the winning proposal furnished 8-year old data, the record supported the agency's conclusion that the proposal demonstrated a good understanding and conceptualization of the dynamics involved in the solicitation. In an evaluation of each of the protester's claims, it was determined that the proposal evaluation was consistent with evaluation factors in the solicitation and that erroneous information in the winning proposal was not relied upon by the agency. The protest was denied.