[Protest of Army Solicitation for Security Guard Services]
B-240402.5: Jan 4, 1991
- Full Report:
A firm protested an Army solicitation for security guard services, contending that the: (1) payment bond requirement was excessive and unduly restrictive of competition; and (2) specified evaluation criteria were inappropriate. GAO held that the: (1) Army reasonably based its determination that performance and payment bonds were necessary on previous contractor performance; and (2) protester untimely filed after bid opening its protest regarding solicitation improprieties. Accordingly, the protest was denied in part and dismissed in part.