B-233570, Nov 29, 1988, 88-2 CPD 536

B-233570: Nov 29, 1988

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PROCUREMENT - Bid Protests - Dismissal - Definition DIGEST: Protest of procurement is dismissed where a protest filed by another party involving the same procurement is pending before the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals. The protester contends that Titan's price is unrealistically low. Our Bid Protest Regulations provide that after a particular procurement is protested to the GSBCA. While the protest is before the Board. As the procurement in question is the subject of a protest currently before the GSBCA. We will not consider MPRI's protest. The protest is dismissed.

B-233570, Nov 29, 1988, 88-2 CPD 536

PROCUREMENT - Bid Protests - Dismissal - Definition DIGEST: Protest of procurement is dismissed where a protest filed by another party involving the same procurement is pending before the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals.

Military Professional Resources, Inc.:

Military Professional Resources, Inc. (MPRI) protests the award of a contract to Titan Corporation, under request for proposals (RFP) No. DAKF48-88-R-0194, issued by the Department of the Army for management, personnel, supplies and materials necessary for the operation of the Battle Simulation Center at Fort Hood, Texas.

MPRI filed its protest with our Office on November 14, 1988. The protester contends that Titan's price is unrealistically low, in contravention of the stated evaluation factors, and presumably due to lack of adherence to solicitation requirements. MPRI also objects to the Army's request for two additional cost proposals in addition to the original cost proposal. Also on November 14, R&D Associates, another offeror under the solicitation, filed a protest concerning this procurement with the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA).

Our Bid Protest Regulations provide that after a particular procurement is protested to the GSBCA, that procurement may not, while the protest is before the Board, be the subject of a protest to the General Accounting Office. 4 C.F.R. Secs. 21.1(a) and 21.3(m)(6) (1988). As the procurement in question is the subject of a protest currently before the GSBCA, we will not consider MPRI's protest. AT&T Technologies, Inc., B-221379, Jan. 24, 1986, 86-1 CPD Para. 90.

The protest is dismissed.