[Protest of Army Contract Award for Flight Test Analysis]

B-240647: Dec 12, 1990

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A firm protested an Army contract award for flight test analysis, contending that the Army: (1) failed to conduct meaningful discussions; (2) performed a defective cost-realism analysis; (3) improperly applied the specified evaluation factors; and (4) did not conduct the competition in good faith. GAO held that the Army: (1) held adequate discussions that sufficiently led the protester to those bid areas that needed revision; (2) reasonably increased the protester's proposed costs to reflect additional travel expenses; (3) failed to reasonably evaluate the protester's technical proposal; and (4) conducted the procurement in good faith. Accordingly, the protest was denied in part and sustained in part, and GAO recommended that the Army: (1) reevaluate the protester's bid and its selection decision; and (2) reimburse the protester for its protest costs.

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