[Protests of USDA Contract Award for Audit Services]

B-245903,B-245903.2: Feb 10, 1992

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A firm protested a Department of Agriculture (USDA) contract award for audit services, contending that USDA: (1) improperly evaluated the awardee's bid; and (2) failed to conduct meaningful price discussions with it. GAO held that USDA: (1) evaluated the awardee's bid in accordance with the stated evaluation scheme; and (2) was not obligated to discuss price with the protester, since USDA did not consider the protester's price unreasonable. Accordingly, the protest was denied.