[Protest of Navy Contract Award for Ship Operation and Maintenance Services]

B-226995: Jul 27, 1987

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A firm protested a Navy contract award for ship maintenance and operation services, contending that: (1) its technical proposal was essentially equal to the awardee's and its bid was low; (2) the Navy failed to disclose a critical evaluation factor; and (3) the Navy did not conduct meaningful discussions. GAO held that the: (1) Navy reasonably determined that the awardee's proposal was technically superior; and (2) contention that the Navy failed to disclose a critical evaluation factor was without merit, since the solicitation included the factor and the Navy raised the issue with the protester. Accordingly, the protest was denied.