AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.
B-400216: Aug 28, 2008
AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. protests its disqualification, due to a perceived organizational conflict of interest (OCI), under request for proposals (RFP) No. N00189-08-R-0003, issued by the Department of the Navy for information operations (IO) support services, including analysis of computer network security systems. AT&T contends that the agency improperly failed to consider the OCI mitigation plan included in its proposal; unreasonably concluded that the firm would evaluate its own products, given that the agency does not subscribe to the firm's network's products and services; and improperly failed to give the firm notice of and an opportunity to respond to the agency's OCI concerns before being disqualified.
We sustain the protest.