Leasing Office Space:

FAA's Denver Solicitation May Have Unduly Restricted Competition

GGD-88-72BR: Published: Jun 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1988.

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In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed acquisition of office space at Stapleton International Airport in Denver, Colorado, to determine whether FAA adhered to federal procurement regulations.

GAO found that the FAA solicitation may have unduly restricted competition, since FAA failed to sufficiently justify its need for space on the airport grounds.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed - Implemented

    Comments: FAA agreed with this recommendation and reconsidered its space needs and considered a resolicitation, but decided that it would not be in the government's best interest.

    Recommendation: FAA should review its space needs at Stapleton to determine whether its actual requirements are for space near the airport. FAA should consider a resolicitation that provides offerers with space located on or near Stapleton Airport an opportunity to compete, and an indication through evaluation criteria of the weight to be accorded proximity to the airport.

    Agency Affected: Department of Transportation: Federal Aviation Administration


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