[Protest of Air Force Contract Award for Maintenance Trainers]
B-219780: Aug 16, 1985
- Full Report:
A firm protested a contract award to another firm under an Air Force solicitation for aircraft maintenance trainers, contending that the Air Force: (1) should have awarded it the contract because it submitted the low, technically acceptable bid; and (2) failed to conduct an adequate postaward briefing. GAO held that: (1) the Air Force was not required to award the contract to the low bidder because the solicitation specified that it would make award to the offerer whose bid was subjectively determined to be most advantageous; (2) the matter of the postaward briefing was procedural and did not affect the validity of the award; and (3) the protester did not state a valid basis for protest. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.