I just got word from the CO regarding my latest bid. He told me the contract was awarded to my competitor. There were only two companies that bid on their contract and I know my price was lower, but I still lost. There can be no question about technical qualifications since I have been in this business for 20 years. I am no newby to federal contracting either, but one thing that I have never done is file a protest. My competitor is a HubZone certified business, but this was a small business set-aside.