[Protest of Navy Contract Award for Construction]

B-241734: Feb 25, 1991

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A firm protested a Navy contract award for construction, contending that the: (1) Navy improperly evaluated its proposal; (2) Navy unreasonably downgraded its proposal for failure to meet the requirements, not the evaluation factors; and (3) it was the low offeror. GAO held that the Navy: (1) applied the evaluation factors to review compliance with requirements; (2) reasonably and consistently evaluated the protester's proposal in accordance with the specified evaluation criteria; and (3) reasonably concluded that the awardee's superior proposal warranted its slightly higher cost. Accordingly, the protest was denied.