[Protest of Any Air Force Contract Award for Family Housing Maintenance Services]

B-225925.2: Mar 10, 1987

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A firm protested any Air Force contract award for family housing maintenance services, contending that the Air Force's failure to incorporate a wage rate determination in the solicitation precluded bidders from submitting intelligent bids. GAO held that: (1) the Air Force had the discretion to determine whether or not it should incorporate wage rate provisions in the solicitation; (2) there was no evidence that the omission unfairly deprived the protester of a contract award; and (3) the protester did not show that the omission of wage rates had any effect on either the validity of the procurement or its own competitive status. Accordingly, the protest was denied.