[Protest of Army Contract Award for Electronic Information Delivery Systems]
B-224373.2: Mar 10, 1987
- Full Report:
A firm protested an Army contract award to another firm for computer equipment, contending that: (1) the awardee's product did not satisfy the solicitation requirement for a commercially available, off-the-shelf system; (2) the solicitation was ambiguous, causing it to offer a higher-priced product than it would have under a less restrictive interpretation; and (3) the Army did not treat it and the awardee equally. GAO found that: (1) the protester failed to show that the solicitation was ambiguous; (2) the protester's interpretation of the specification as requiring an existing system, to the exclusion of other components, was unreasonable; and (3) the protester failed to show that the Army improperly favored the awardee, since it awarded the contract to the low, technically acceptable bidder. Accordingly, the protest was denied.