[Protest of Army Contract Award for Software System]
B-224477: Oct 1, 1986
- Full Report:
A firm protested an Army contract award for a computerized information system. The protester initially contended that the Army failed to: (1) comply with the solicitation requirements in evaluating proposals; (2) award it the proper number of evaluation points, based on incorrect assumptions; and (3) comply with the evaluation criteria required by the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984. In its second protest, the protester: (1) specifically objected to an Army evaluator's comments regarding its initial protest; and (2) protested the Army's decision not to conduct discussions with offerors or seek revised proposals, but rather to award on the basis of offerers' initial proposals. GAO held that the protester untimely filed its protest more than 10 days after it became aware of the basis for protest. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.