[Protest of DOE Subcontract Solicitation]

B-252418.4,B-252418.5,B-252418.6: Jun 15, 1994

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Two firms protested a Department of Energy (DOE) subcontract solicitation for supply store operations. One protester contended that the prime contractor improperly reopened the procurement and amended the solicitation after receiving best-and-final offers (BAFO). The second protester contended that the prime contractor improperly engaged in post-BAFO discussions with the first protester. GAO held that the: (1) first protester was not prejudiced by the reopening of the procurement; (2) solicitation amendment did not favor the incumbent contractor; and (3) prime contractor properly amended the solicitation and requested new BAFO. Accordingly, the protests were denied in part and dismissed in part.