Protest against Award of Health Insurance Contract

B-190312: Nov 29, 1978

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The protester objected to the award of a contract to a higher bidder. GAO has no authority to determine what information must be disclosed by Government agencies under the Freedom of Information Act. The agency's evaluation that the protester's proposal was deficient was correct because it did not detail how services would be provided in one of the two States covered by the contract and because the required resumes of key personnel were not included. Offerors were responsible for requesting copies of documents referenced in the solicitation with which they were not familiar. Selection of the higher cost proposal was not objectionable since cost was established as the least important evaluation factor.