[Protest of NASA Contract Award for Satellites]

B-260623,B-260623.2,B-260623.3,B-260623.4,B-260623.5: Jul 7, 1995

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

A firm protested a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contract award for satellites, contending that NASA: (1) misevaluated the technical proposals; and (2) failed to conduct a cost realism analysis in accordance with the stated evaluation criteria. GAO held that NASA: (1) reasonably determined that the awardee's bid was technically superior to the protester's bid and presented less risk; (2) properly evaluated the bids in accordance with the stated evaluation criteria; and (3) reasonably determined that the awardee's bid represented the greatest value to the government. Accordingly, the protest was denied.