[Protest of Proposed Navy Contract Award for Weapons Testing Facility Maintenance and Operation]

B-230212: Jun 7, 1988

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A firm protested a Navy contract award for maintenance and operation of a weapon testing facility, contending that the Navy improperly: (1) determined that its proposal was technically equal to the awardee's; (2) failed to rescore its technical best and final offer; (3) scored its cost proposal; (4) failed to adequately discuss the protester's staffing proposal; and (5) used its own cost-realism analysis to evaluate bids. GAO held that the Navy: (1) properly determined that the proposals were technically equal, since the protester's advantage was the result of its incumbency; (2) was not required to rescore the technical proposals after submission of best and final offers; (3) properly used its staffing estimate to analyze bids; (4) discussed the protester's staffing concept in its request for a best and final offer; and (5) properly used its cost-realism analysis to evaluate bids, since it had instructed offerers to use the analysis in developing their proposals. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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