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If Post-discussion Revisions Intro A New Bid Weakness, Govt. Doesn?t Owe You Another Hint

Monday, May 02, 2011 06:01 am


Denied: Bid Revision

Matter of: KBS, Inc., 2011 Comp. Gen. B-402365.3 (Feb. 2, 2011)

Finding weaknesses in your bid, the government may point you in the right direction to improving your proposal, but it doesn?t have to "spoon-feed" you the correct answers.

Twice, KBS, Inc. (KBS) protested the award to Blueridge General, Inc. (Blueridge) of a Department of the Navy contract to renovate a roof at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. In response to KBS? first objection, the government agreed to reopen discussions, review responses and make a new best-value decision. The Navy again chose Blueridge, and KBS? second protest failed thanks to a "marginal" technical solution rating.

KBS? price was $29,350,000, and Blueridge?s was $33,655,729. Still, the government chose the higher priced bidder primarily because of Blueridge?s "excellent" rating under the technical soluti [...]

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