[Protest of Army Contract Award for Target Control Systems Operation and Maintenance]

B-245797.3: Sep 23, 1992

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A firm protested an Army contract award for target control system operation and maintenance, contending that the: (1) awardee gained an unfair competitive advantage by hiring former Army employees; (2) Army unreasonably evaluated the awardee's bid; and (3) Army improperly applied a small-disadvantaged-business (SDB) factor to the awardee's bid. GAO held that: (1) there was not sufficient evidence to support the protester's contention that awardee personnel who were formerly Army employees committed any procurement or criminal offense; (2) the Army reasonably evaluated the awardee's proposal; and (3) the Army properly applied the SDB preference. Accordingly, the protest was denied.