[Request for Reconsideration of Protest of BMDO Contract Award]

B-253295.3: Aug 12, 1994

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A firm requested reconsideration of its dismissed protest of a Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) sole-source contract award. GAO had held that: (1) BMDO reasonably determined that the protester could not provide the contract services within the time required; (2) BMDO properly decided to combine its requirements under a sole source procurement; and (3) the protester was not sufficiently interested to protest that the awardee had an organizational conflict of interest and access to insider information. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that BMDO unreasonably: (1) evaluated its ability to perform the contract; (2) determined that it was not sufficiently interested to protest the awardee's alleged improper conduct; and (3) decided to award the contract on a sole source basis. GAO held that: (1) the protester failed to show any legal or factual errors that would warrant reversal or modification of the original decision; (2) BMDO properly evaluated the protester's ability to perform the contract; (3) the protester did not have a valid basis to protest the sole source contract; and (4) the protester was not sufficiently interested to protest the awardee's conduct. Accordingly, the request for reconsideration was denied.