[Protest of Army Contract Award for Equipment Maintenance]

B-255688: Mar 17, 1994

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A firm protested an Army contract award for food service equipment maintenance and repair, contending that the awardee was not eligible for award, since it had an organizational conflict of interest. GAO held that: (1) the awardee's president, who was also the incumbent contractor's vice-president, could not influence the amount of repair work to be done, since the Army would issue the work orders and had procedures to verify the need for equipment repairs; (2) there was no evidence of a conflict of interest; and (3) the protester failed to state a valid basis for protest. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.