Protest Based on Proposal Evaluation and Solicitation Specifications

B-190296: May 25, 1978

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A protester to a contract award questioned the technical evaluation of the awardee's proposal and award of the contract on terms allegedly different from those in the solicitation. The proposal evaluation was within the discretion of the agency and was not shown to be arbitrary or contrary to statutes or regulations. A protest concerning unanswered questions in the initial proposal was made 6 months after the date for best and final offers and was, therefore, untimely. An allegation that the protester was not advised of certain solicitation terms was without merit since there was nothing in the solicitation which precluded the awardee from dispatching limousines in addition to taxicabs.