[Question Concerning Denied Protest Against Navy Procurement of Contract Tracking System]

B-218292: Oct 16, 1985

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This document discusses matters pertaining to a decision in which GAO denied a defense contractor's protest of the Department of the Navy's cancellation of request for quotations and subsequent sole-source award to a competitor. GAO determined that the facts of the case did not demonstrate a glaring need for the reform of the procurement system as alleged by the protestor. The protestor's allegation that their former employee unlawfully appropriated data belonging to the employer involves a matter between the employee and the employer, not the government. GAO determined that this issue was a dispute between private parties and not for consideration by GAO.