[Protest of Forest Service Contract Award for Communication Control System]

B-238824: Jun 22, 1990

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A firm protested a Forest Service contract award for a communication control system, contending that the Forest Service: (1) improperly evaluated its proposal; (2) failed to conduct adequate discussions with it; and (3) unreasonably made award to a higher bidder. GAO held that the Forest Service: (1) reasonably and consistently evaluated proposals; (2) was not required to conduct all-encompassing discussions with offerers; and (3) was not required to make award to the low bidder. Accordingly, the protest was denied.