[Protest of Navy A-E Contractor Selection]

B-222816: Jun 17, 1986

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A firm protested a Navy contract award for architectural and engineering (A-E) services to be performed in Alaska, contending that: (1) the award to a non-Alaskan firm violated an act that allegedly prohibited a Department of Defense contract award for work in Alaska to a non-Alaskan firm; and (2) the awardee's standard form 255 inaccurately reflected its qualifications. GAO determined that: (1) the act did not preclude the award of an A-E contract to a non-Alaskan firm, but required a non-Alaskan firm to hire Alaskan residents to perform the work; and (2) the protester's allegation about the awardee's qualifications was untimely since it was filed more than 10 working days after it learned the basis for the protest. GAO also held that the protester's contention that the awardee would not hire Alaskan residents to perform the work was a matter of contract administration which it would not consider. Accordingly, the protest was denied in part and dismissed in part.