[Protest of Navy Procedures Under Solicitation for Support Services]
B-229831.2,B-229831.3: May 13, 1988
- Full Report:
Two firms protested the Navy's additional discussions under a solicitation for support services. The first protester contended that the Navy improperly: (1) requested another round of discussions after originally having decided to award it the contract; and (2) disclosed its price to the second protester. The second protester contended that GAO should determine if offerers were entitled to any remedial action. GAO held that the: (1) Navy properly reopened negotiations, since it lacked sufficient information to properly evaluate the first protester's bid; (2) alleged price disclosure was speculative, since there was no evidence of disclosure; and (3) second protester was not entitled to any remedial action, since it had an opportunity to compete in the additional discussions. Accordingly, the protests were denied.