[Protest of Army Contract Award for Ballistic Aerial Targets]

B-225804.2: Apr 23, 1987

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A firm protested an Army contract award for ballistic aerial targets, contending that the Army improperly determined that the awardee's bid offering an accelerated delivery schedule was low. GAO held that the Army: (1) was not required to evaluate bids on the basis of price-related factors such as overhead and the cost of money, since the solicitation did not provide for evaluation of those factors; and (2) properly determined that the awardee's bid was responsive, since the solicitation authorized delivery on an accelerated basis. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.