[Request for Reconsideration of Protest of FAA Contract Award]

B-250532.4: Jul 20, 1993

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A firm requested reconsideration of its denied protest against a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contract award for cockpit voice recorders. GAO had held that: (1) FAA properly determined that the awardee's product met the solicitation's specifications; (2) it did not have jurisdiction to review the propriety of the awardee's technical standard order (TSO) authorization; and (3) the protest alleging that the awardee's product did not meet the brand name specifications was without merit. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that: (1) GAO erroneously equated the solicitation's TSO requirements with FAA technical issuance engineering order (TIEO) compliance; (2) the awardee's product did not comply with the solicitation's TIEO requirements; and (3) GAO unreasonably determined that the awardee's TSO authorization demonstrated compliance with TSO requirements. GAO held that the protester did not provide any new information or evidence that the original decision contained errors of fact or law. Accordingly, the request for reconsideration was denied.

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