[Protest of Executive Office of the President Contract Award for Computer Facilities Management]
B-237156: Feb 2, 1990
- Full Report:
A firm protested an Executive Office of the President (EOP) contract award for computer facilities management and operational support, contending that EOP improperly: (1) reopened discussions after accepting best and final offers; (2) relaxed a staff resume requirement for the awardee; (3) evaluated bids; and (4) allowed the awardee to conduct a massive hiring effort and contact the protester's employees. GAO held that: (1) the protester untimely filed after bid opening its protest regarding EOP reopening of discussions; (2) alleged failure to inform the protester of the relaxation of the staff resume requirement did not prejudice it; (3) EOP properly evaluated bids according to the specified evaluation scheme; and (4) the awardee's hiring of the protester's personnel was not objectionable. Accordingly, the protest was denied.