[Protest of Air Force Contract Award]

B-270087.4: Jan 11, 1996

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A firm protested an Air Force contract award, contending that the Air Force: (1) failed to follow the solicitation's bid evaluation scheme; and (2) made an improper cost-technical tradeoff decision when it selected the awardee's technically inferior bid. GAO held that the: (1) protester failed to present any evidence that the Air Force did not follow the solicitation's evaluation scheme; and (2) Air Force reasonably determined that the protester's technical superiority did not warrant its significantly higher bid price. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.