[Protest of Air Force Contract Award for Grounds Maintenance Services]

B-276506: May 21, 1997

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A firm protested an Air Force contract award for grounds maintenance services, contending that the awardee's proposal lacked required information. GAO held that the Air Force unreasonably accepted the awardee's proposal despite its failure to include a required work scheduling system. Accordingly, the protest was sustained, and GAO recommended that the Air Force: (1) reevaluate the proposals, conduct discussions if necessary, and terminate the contract, if appropriate; and (2) reimburse the protester for its protest costs.