[Protest of SEC Contract Award for Microcomputers]
B-228566: Dec 29, 1987
- Full Report:
A firm protested a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) contract award for microcomputers, contending that: (1) SEC should have awarded it the contract, since it was the low bidder; and (2) the evaluation criteria should have included costs for computer maintenance support. GAO held that: (1) SEC properly did not consider the cost of the extended maintenance support in the protester's bid, since there was no requirement for those costs in the solicitation; and (2) the protester untimely filed after bid opening its protest against the solicitation's evaluation criteria. Accordingly, the protest was denied.