[Protest of Navy Contract Award for Aircraft Repair and Overhaul Services]

B-234920,B-234920.2: Jul 27, 1989

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A firm protested a Navy contract award for aircraft repair and overhaul services, contending that the Navy: (1) failed to conduct a cost-realism analysis of the awardee's unrealistically low bid; (2) improperly evaluated its technical proposal; (3) failed to allow it to correct its deficiencies; and (4) used undisclosed evaluation factors. GAO held that the Navy: (1) reasonably evaluated the awardee's bid based on acceptable rates; (2) reasonably evaluated the protester's proposal in accordance with the evaluation criteria; (3) was not required to reopen negotiations to discuss deficiencies that the protester had not corrected; and (4) properly used undisclosed evaluation factors that were reasonably related to the specified criteria. Accordingly, the protests were denied.