[Protests of Air Force Contract Award for Omnibus Support Services]

B-278695,B-278695.2,B-278695.3,B-278695.4,B-278695.5,B-278695.6: Mar 4, 1998

Additional Materials:

Contact:

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

Four firms protested an Air Force contract award for omnibus support services, contending that the Air Force's evaluation of the proposals was flawed. GAO held that the Air Force: (1) reasonably evaluated proposals in accordance with the stated evaluation criteria; (2) appropriately evaluated the first protester's proposal and reasonably gave it the highest possible past performance rating; (3) was not required to conduct a cost analysis for time-and-materials contracts; the labor rates indicated the presence of adequate price competition; (4) reasonably evaluated two awardees' proposed reciprocal teaming arrangement; (5) reasonably selected two awardees over the fourth protester as small disadvantaged businesses; and (6) was not required to conduct discussions. Accordingly the protests were denied.