As such, the nexus between the experience of the company and the evaluation criteria is unclear. Nonetheless, the TEB did not assign a strength or significant strength to Valor under this factor based on its accreditation, and the SSA provided no explanation as to why he believed Valor merited a significant strength on this basis.
As such, it should have been included in the tradeoff analysis. In sum, the record reflects that the agencys ultimate cost/technical tradeoff decision was inadequately documented, premised, at least in part, on an unreasonable evaluation, and failed to consider Arcadis lowest-priced proposal. The SSA raised the rating to good after identifying a significant strength under the factor and removing three weaknesses. Sterling argues that the significant strength added by the SSA was based on information not relevant to the evaluation criteria for the factor.
Correction of the identified errors could reasonably improve Arcadis evaluation rating under the technical approach factor, and could also result in a lower rating for the awardee under the previous experience and project team factor. The protester also contends that Valor omitted required information from its proposal pertaining to administrative support, and failed to propose adequate staffing. Supp. With respect to Sterlings contention that the SSA deviated from the evaluation scheme, Sterling argues that it was inconsistent with the terms of the RFP for the SSA to assign Valors proposal the following significant strength under the experience factor: Valor currently operates 28 CBOCs across the nation ranging in size from a few hundred enrollees to over 8,000.
Accordingly, we cannot conclude that the SSA would have reached the same source selection decision had the errors in the evaluation not occurred, or that Arcadis was not prejudiced. They are the only national CBOC operator to have a blanket accreditation from the Joint Commission for their CBOCs.
A reasonable possibility of prejudice is a sufficient basis for sustaining a protest. This accreditation applies to all of their existing clinics as well as any new clinics they are awarded. According to Sterling, this information is not responsive to the evaluation criteria for this factor. While agencies properly may apply evaluation considerations thatare not expressly outlined in the RFP if those considerations are reasonably and logically encompassed within the stated evaluation criteria, there mustbe a clear nexus betweenthe stated and unstated criteria.
As previously discussed, agencies are required to evaluate proposals based solely on the factors identified in the solicitation, and must adequately document the bases for their evaluation conclusions. Raytheon Co., B‑404998, July 25, 2011, 2011 CPD 232 at 15-16.
The experience factor, as set forth in the RFP, directed offerors to submit information, including curriculum vitae and references, for the physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other primary care provider staff that will be used in the performance of the contract. Offerors were also instructed to list the number of administrative support staff and describe the level of training and experience that will be utilized to meet the administrative support functions of this contract, including such functions as patient scheduling, medical record documentation, record processing and reporting, grievance system, and quality assurance and performance improvement. In the one-page narrative Valor provided in response to this factor, Valor highlights the fact that it operates 28 CBOCs across the nation.While we acknowledge that this information speaks generally to the companys experience, Valors experience operating CBOCs does not provide information about the experience of the specific individuals being proposed to do this work, which is the focus of the evaluation criteria for this factor.Again, the SSAs finding, set out in its entirety above, provides no explanation. Ok Cupid is free to join, free to search, and free to message. Webcam Sex Dating Free LIVE Adult Video Chat Cams - Online Dating Cams is a webcam dating system which allows individuals, couples and groups to make contact and cam to cam video chat with each other over the Internet, usually with the objective of developing a personal, romantic, or sexual relationship.Best-Value Determination Lastly, Arcadis challenges the agencys best-value determination, arguing that the SSAs selection decision is flawed because it is based on a flawed evaluation. We agree with the protester and find that, based on the errors we have identified in the agencys evaluation of proposals, we are unable to conclude that the agencys best-value determination was reasonable.