[Protest of HUD Contract Award for Loan Servicing]

B-238596: May 29, 1990

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A firm protested a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) contract award for loan servicing, contending that: (1) the solicitation's evaluation factors should have included prior experience; (2) HUD evaluated its proposal under terms different from the specified evaluation criteria; (3) the change in terms rendered the solicitation defective; and (4) HUD improperly evaluated its cost proposal. GAO held that: (1) the solicitation included experience and the protester untimely protested alleged solicitation improprieties; (2) HUD properly communicated solicitation modifications to the offerers; (3) the protester untimely protested the validity of the solicitation after the due date for final offers; and (4) HUD reasonably evaluated the protester's cost proposal. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed in part and denied in part.