[Protest of Air Force Contract Award for Commercial Enterprise Installation Newspaper]

B-225347: Mar 13, 1987

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A firm protested an Air Force contract award for a commercial enterprise installation newspaper, contending that: (1) the Air Force's evaluation was unreasonable, since its bid was better than the awardee's; (2) the Air Force discriminated against it; and (3) the awardee was not performing the contract properly. GAO held that: (1) the protester's mere disagreement with the Air Force's evaluation did not render that evaluation unreasonable; (2) the Air Force was not required to discuss parts of the protester's bid that were not deficient or to help the protester bring its bid up to the level of the other bids; (3) the protester untimely filed its protest more than 10 days after it knew the basis for protest; and (4) whether a contractor performed according to the solicitation requirements was a matter of contract administration, which it would not consider. Accordingly, the protest was denied in part and dismissed in part.

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