Postal Service:

Express Mail Hub Contract Award Was Flawed

T-GGD-92-70: Published: Sep 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1992.

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GAO discussed its report on the Postal Service's (USPS) procurement of a permanent air transportation hub. GAO noted that: (1) although the solicitation specifications were valid, USPS did not evaluate proposals consistently with the specified evaluation criteria; (2) there was no evidence that the USPS selection process was compromised by undue political influence; (3) USPS did not consider all of the evaluation factors in making its award decision; (4) USPS did not develop reliable or useful cost estimates for the offerers in the competitive range; and (5) USPS did not appropriately resolve a bid protest that one of the unsuccessful offerers filed.

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