[Protest of Navy Contract Award for Engineering Services]

B-231168: May 24, 1988

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A firm protested a Navy contract award for engineering services, contending that: (1) the Navy used erroneous labor and overhead rates to evaluate its proposal; (2) the Navy failed to follow its cost evaluation criteria; (3) its technical proposal was superior to the awardee's; and (4) the Navy acted in bad faith in providing the awardee with a list of its employees. GAO held that the: (1) protester untimely filed its allegations concerning the Navy's use of the rates and its bid's technical superiority; (2) contention that the Navy provided the awardee with a list of the protester's employees was not a basis for protest; and (3) protester failed to show that there was a compelling reason warranting consideration of its untimely protest. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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