[Protest of Navy Contract Award for Video Fatigue Data Recorders]

B-276740,B-276740.2: Jul 23, 1997

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A firm protested a Navy contract award for fatigue data recorders, contending that the awardee's: (1) buyback scheme for used recorders was improper; and (2) past performance was deficient. GAO held that the: (1) awardee's buyback proposal was irrelevant, because its alternate proposal was next in line for award; and (2) Navy reasonably concluded that the awardee's past performance deficiencies were not relevant. Accordingly, the protest was denied.