[Protest of DIA Contract Award for Fire Alarm System]
B-246110: Feb 14, 1992
- Full Report:
A firm protested a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) contract award for a fire alarm system, contending that DIA improperly evaluated the bids. GAO held that DIA: (1) properly excluded the protester's bid from the competitive range without considering its low price, since DIA reasonably determined that the protester's bid was technically unacceptable; (2) was not required to conduct discussions with technically unacceptable bidders; and (3) properly evaluated the protester's bid in accordance with the stated evaluation criteria. Accordingly, the protest was denied.