[Protest of Navy Contract Award for Communications Equipment]

B-236294: Nov 21, 1989

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A firm protested a Navy contract award for communications equipment, contending that the Navy: (1) failed to consider whether the awardee's bid was unrealistically low, given its reliance on unproven technology; (2) should have informed it that its bid was too high; and (3) should have reopened discussions to evaluate its alternate proposal. GAO held that the Navy: (1) reasonably awarded the contract; (2) was not obligated to discuss price with the protester; and (3) was not obligated to reopen discussions. Accordingly, the protest was denied.