[Protest of NAVSEA Contract Award for Ship Construction]

B-275830,B-275830.2,B-275830.3: Apr 7, 1997

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A firm protested a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) contract award for ship construction, contending that NAVSEA: (1) unreasonably evaluated its proposed information system; and (2) improperly failed to quantify probable life-cycle costs (LCC). GAO held that NAVSEA reasonably determined that: (1) fundamental differences between the technical proposals rendered the protester's proposed information system significantly less advantageous than the awardee's; and (2) the awardee's proposed LCC reduction approach provided the greatest probability of achieving the greatest LCC savings. Accordingly, the protest was denied.